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

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:

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

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 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.