Knobby club rush
Scientific name: Ficinia nodosa
Maori name: Wiwi
Other names: Ethel sedge, Knotted Club Rush
Grass or similar, other plant
- native to the Wellington Region
Suits: damp, dry, partial shade, sunny, exposure, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony, wetlands and water features
About Knobby club rush
Beautiful and stylish, Wiwi is a great plant for open situations - often planted in sandy areas, sand dunes, beaches, wetlands and ponds or other problematic areas. Does best when planted in a free draining soil in a sunny site. Ideal in coastal gardens and very hardy and cold tolerant. Grows up to 70-100 cm in clumps of dark green stems with short creeping rhizomes. The flower has a dense hedgehog look rounded form positioned halfway on the cylindrical steam.
Ideal for the revegetation of coastal situations.
Provides for lizards
- Protection from predators
- Ground cover for retreat
Read more about gardening for lizards.