Variable erect herb to about 0.5 m tall, stems ribbed. Leaves variable, elliptic to narrowly triangular, 1.5-4 cm long, 0.5-1.5 cm wide, tapered at the base, entire or toothed, stalkless. Flowers 1-1.5 cm long, in groups of up to 3 together, grey-hairy outside; winter to spring. [D. cuneata R. Br.; some plants sold as D. hederacea may also belong here]
The most popular and highly variable species in cultivation, grown for the neat grey foliage and spectacular profuse flowers; used in hanging baskets and as a spreading groundcover.
Cultivars have been selected with exceptional grey foliage or particular flower colour appeal; among these are D. 'Early Blue', D. 'Royal Purple' and D. 'Violet Princess'.
Source: (2002). Goodeniaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.