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.
Bulbostylis burchellii, a little sedge, is very common in Gauteng where it appears amongst the grasses on rocky ridges,
Cyperus albo-striatus is a very useful, strong growing plant that thrives in deep shade. Grows vigorously, so use with care in small gardens.
Cyperus obtusiflorus grows amongst the grasses where there is always a bit of damp.
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.
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 rupestris is a dwarf perennial that normally occurs on the edges of rock sheets where the soil is shallow and moist.
Cyperus sexangularis, a tufted, robust perennial sedge prefers a wet spot and will even grow in water.
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.
This little sedge seldom reaches a height of more than 30cm.It will do well in a damp spot in the garden.