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native rushes / strappy leaf plants
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bog gardens
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verge planting

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soil type and drainage

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medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage
reasonable drainage
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Ficinea nodosa

Knobby club rush

reed like tussock grass with upright form and strong architectural shape
originact, nsw, victoria
cultural notestough, fast growing and very hardy. Will grow in full sun or part shade and either wet or dry conditions in most soil types.
maintenancemay be pruned annually to maintain upright structure
toleratesdrought & frost, and will also tolerate salty spray, waterlogged areas and saline soils.
flowering seasonspring to summer
flower colourbrown spherical head, 2cm from tip of leaf
foliage colourstrong linear foliage with bottle green, long tubular leaf blades
widthup to 0.7m
heightup to 1.5m
water depthedges and marshland
plant spacing50cm apart for mass planting
recommended usesornamental grass ideal planting around ponds and adds texture and colour to seaside gardens, water features. Also used in revegetation and suitable as edging or a border plant for beds or paths. Looks best when mass planted.

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