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 sexangularis, a tufted, robust perennial sedge prefers a wet spot and will even grow in water.
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 rupestris is a dwarf perennial that normally occurs on the edges of rock sheets where the soil is shallow and moist.
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.
Schoenoplectus corymbosus is an ideal plant to use for rehabilitation of wetlands or other areas that are permanently water saturated.
Cyperus albo-striatus is a very useful, strong growing plant that thrives in deep shade. Grows vigorously, so use with care in small gardens.
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.
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.