Ficinia nodosa – Knobby Club Rush – common & landscape sedge 

Ficinia nodosa, formerly known as Isolepis nodosa, (common name Knobby Club Rush) is an upright to gently weeping sedge with deep green cylindrical foliage that holds its colour all year round on the coast. It is often found growing on the edges of coastal lagoons and in the sand dunes of beaches where it can handle front line exposure to salt laden winds. It makes a great landscape plant for ornamental gardens.

Uses: Planted singly or in groups for mixed landscapes as a feature, or mass planted, in borders, verges, median strips and roundabouts. Extremely hardy and variable can be used as a sand-binder in some coastal locations.

Dimensions: Height: 700mm -800mm|  Width: 600mm -700mm
Flowering: Spring and summer with a semi-spherical brownish to cream flower at the top of the stems.
Aspect: Full sun and up to 70% shade. Ficinia is ideal for full coastal exposure and can grow in sand dunes. It also grows naturally on the edges of coastal lagoons and can be inundated during flooding. Inland it can handle cold and light frost to –5ºC.Soil type: Wide range: dry & wet sand, loams and clay loam.

Planting rates: Mass planting: 5 to 7/m2 | Specimen planting: 3 to 5/m2 Maintenance: Trim back to ground level every 2 to 3 years. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer after trimming.

Available sizes: tubes & 140mm pots
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.