Ficinia nodosa (syn Isolepis nodosa)

Family
Cyperaceae
Description
Ficinia nodosa - Formerly know as Isolepis nodosa (commonly called 'Knobby Club Rush') is an upright to gently weeping sedge with evergreen deep green cylindrical foliage. It is ideal for coastal landscaping as it can take full exposure to ocean winds. 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.
Dimensions
H: 800mm to 1 metre W: 600mm to 800mm
Flowering
Spring & Summer, with a semi-spherical brownish/cream flower at the top of the stems.
Aspect
Full sun to 70% shade. Ficinea is ideal for full coastal exposure as it naturally grows in frontline sand dunes. Inland it can handle cold and light frost to –5ºC.
Soil Type
Wide range; dry & wet sand, clay loam.
Maintenance
Trim back to ground level every 2 to 3 years. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer after trimming.
Available Sizes
Viro-tubes
Planting Rates
Mass planting; 5 to 7/m2, Specimen planting; 3 to 5/m2