Heteropogon contortus is a highly variable specie, both in attributes and height. The smaller varieties that reach a hight of 200mm are very attractive.
River grass prefers a wet spot and usually grows in sandy soils. Spreads by means of creeping rhizomes.
Sporobolus africanus is a tufted grass that has exceptionally long culms that could form a nice contrast if planted correctly or it could be used as a screen. It is best displayed in clumps.
The rust-brown to purple flowers makes this lovely, tufted grass a very good companion plant in a mixed border.
The whole plant is usually tinged with the reddish-brown colour that characterises the racemes.
Sporobolus stapfianus is a short, fine, tufted grass with beautifully rolled leaves. When in flower, it almost creates a misty look Due to its size, it is an ideal grass for a small rockery.
Sporobolus pectinatus is a tufted grass that is normally found in open grassland on shallow soil. It is particularly abundant on dolomitic soils.
The compact form of Setaria sphaecelata and relative small size make it ideal for the garden, especially in a grassland. Birds love the seed.
A hardy, densely tufted, perennial grass with slender leaves. The flower spikes are erect with very large golden, heart-shaped spikelets.
Digitaria monodactyla is a nice, compact small grass that is very suitable for rehabilitation or where smaller grasses are required. It is very hardy and requires little maintenance.