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Goodenia varia is a Shrub up to 0.60 metres tall.
It has medicinal and miscellaneous uses.
Australia - Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales.
Coastal limestone cliffs & dunes on sandy soils[
]. Usually found on clay soils[
]. Grows in spinifex grassland, mallee and coastal communities[
Thrives in arid conditions[
Requires greenhouse protection in Britain[
]. Plants tolerate temperatures down to about -7°c in Australian gardens, though this cannot be applied directly to British gardens due to our cooler summers that fail to fully ripen the wood and our longer, wetter winters[
The plants extensive root system makes it suitable for soil stabilization[
Seed - we have no information for this species, but suggest sowing the seed in a well-drained compost in a greenhouse in spring. Carefully applying heat to simulate a rapidly passing bushfire might improve germination. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow on in the greenhouse for at least a year before planting out into their permanent positions in early summer. Consider giving winter protection for at least the first year after planting out.