Kylinga alba, a dainty sedge, gives the impression of a grass but has lovely spherical inflorescences that persist for a very long time. Interplant with other small grasses such as Sporobolus stapfianus.
Juncus kraussii is a hardy, evergreen, tufted perennial rush that grows in wet areas. Although it prefers a wet spot it is also happy in a garden where the soil is a bit heavy.
Bulbostylis burchellii, a little sedge, is very common in Gauteng where it appears amongst the grasses on rocky ridges,
This little sedge seldom reaches a height of more than 30cm.It will do well in a damp spot in the garden.
It grows amongst the grasses where there is always a bit of damp.The yellow flowers are quite striking and lasts for a long time.
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.
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.
Cyperus obtusiflorus grows amongst the grasses where there is always a bit of damp.
Cyperus prolifer is an attractive, medium-sized plant, suitable for waterside planting. For best effect the plants should be allowed to form a large colony.
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.