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Ficinea nodosa (Knobby club rush)

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Plant description

ficinea nodosa knobby clubrush

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Ficinea nodosa was formally known as Isolepsis nodosa and is commonly called 'Knobby Club Rush' - after the knobby looking seed head. It is an upright to gently weeping sedge with evergreen deep green cylindrical foliage. It is ideal for coastal gardening as it can take full coastal exposure. It makes a great contrast plant for other foliage grasses. Although native to the coastal zone, it can be used in protected inland climates if it gets protection from heavy frost. It may yellow a little in cold inland winters but will green up again in spring.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres

Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Lizards, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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