The basal leaves of Ascolepis capensis are tufted and it blends well with grasses. The white flowerheads also last very long. Plant in a damp spot.
Cyperus obtusiflorus grows amongst the grasses where there is always a bit of damp.
Schoenoplectus corymbosus is an ideal plant to use for rehabilitation of wetlands or other areas that are permanently water saturated.
Bulbostylis burchellii, a little sedge, is very common in Gauteng where it appears amongst the grasses on rocky ridges,
Scirpus ficinioides is a small perennial that is ideal for a wet spot in the garden. Plant in a fertile soil and keep moist for best results.
Typhae capensis is a tall, elegant water plant with long strap like leaves and showy, velvety brown inflorescences on long stalks. Control growth in small ponds by planting into submerged pots.
Cyperus textillis has stems (culms) that are 1 – 3 m tall, and have a tuft of 10 to 25 cm long, flat, leaf-like bracts that radiate out from their tips. Grows along river banks and streams, in pools, dams or marshes.
Cyperus rupestris is a dwarf perennial that normally occurs on the edges of rock sheets where the soil is shallow and moist.
This little sedge seldom reaches a height of more than 30cm.It will do well in a damp spot in the garden.
Juncus lomatophyllus is a hardy, unusual sedge with broad leaves that are carried in a basal rosette.The pale green flat leaves have red stems. For a wet spot.