With a natural upright growth habit, Ficinia nodosa or ‘Knobby Club Rush’ makes a good feature or ornamental grass.
Used widely in roadside platings in coastal areas as well a landscaping, it is also suited for mass planting.
Maintenance is minimal with the plant being pruned back to ground level in early spring every 3 – 4 years to freshen up the foliage.
You can also prune back any frost damage as needed.
This is a tough plant once established able to cope with poor coastal soils and salty sea winds.
Plant and water in, provide a little water through the first summer and then this is a very resilient plant.
Easy by division of established clumps, also possible from seed.
- Botanical Name- Ficinia nodosa (syn. Isolepis nodosa)
- Common Name – ‘Knobby Club Rush’
- Family – Cyperaceae.
- Position – Full sun to part shade.
- Soil – Tolerates a wide rang of soils from sandy loam to clay type soils.
- Height – To around 1 metre in height Spread – will form a clump to around 40 – 70 kms over time.
- Flowers – Small pale yellow flowers in spring to summer.
- Foliage – Mid to deep green with an upright habit.
- Frost tolerant -Mild frosts only.
- Drought tolerant – Yes
- Coastal Conditions – Yes
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