Native plants

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.

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