Goethea

Goethea strictiflora

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Goethea (GO-thee-uh) (Info)
Species: strictiflora (strik-tee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Synonym:Goethea strictiflora
Synonym:Pavonia strictiflora

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Boca Raton, Florida

Pepeekeo, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 21, 2017, Zaragoza from Zaragoza,
Spain (Zone 8b) wrote:

Please, I need to know if Goethea strictiflora and Goethea cauliflora are synonyms? Plants labeled under these names are absolutely identical and many sources treat them as synonyms, but Wikipedia, Tropicos and The Plant List treat them as separated species. I can't find any info about that supposed synonymy!

Positive

On May 3, 2009, SierraTigerLily from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

Locate this leggy bush near a walkway to invite guests to notice the star-shaped flowers attached along the branches hiden under the leaves. I've seen some who remove the leaves to expose the flowers, but I find the leaves very attractive. Named in honor of J. W. Goethe, the celebrated German poet and botanist, 1749-1832.

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