Themeda triandra is a beautiful, tufted grass with foliage in many shades of green that turn reddish when older. The purple-red flowers are most attractive from September to June. Plant in sun or semi-shade.
Melinis repens is a hardy, perennial grass with beautiful plumes of pink and white fluffy seeds. This is the grass you see along the roads shining in the sun. The seeds attract seed eating birds. Plant in sun or semi-shade.
The spikelets of this tufted, perennial grass are typically dark grey and quite conspicuous.
A hardy, densely tufted, perennial grass with slender leaves. The beautiful, shiny seed heads make this an attractive garden plant.
Digitaria eriantha is a hardy, evergreen tall grass. The brown, digitate inflorescences are the trade mark of this specie.
Schizachyrium sanguineum is a hardy, robust, tufted perennial grass. The attractive feature of this grass is the beautiful red colour the whole plant turns into in autumn.
Microchloa caffra is a very dainty grass that will work well as a border or to create a lawn-like effect. The inflorescence is a curly spike with all the spikelets on one side. The curly leaves make it very attractive.
This tufted grass has very attractive, pink culms and flowers. The lower leaf sheaths are almost purple.
A hardy, densely tufted, perennial grass with slender leaves. The flower spikes are erect with very large golden, heart-shaped spikelets.
Setaria megaphylla has beautiful, pleated leaves and it does very well in shade. Attracts myriads of seed eating birds to the garden. It can become quite tall if planted in the sun.