The whole plant is usually tinged with the reddish-brown colour that characterises the racemes.
Miscanthus junceus grows on river banks and vleis, often standing in the water. It is ideally suited to stabilising river banks and probably plays a role in water purification.
Eragrostis nindensis is a very drought resistant grass for those difficult parts. The inflorescence is also very showy. The plant is quite small and can therefor also be planted in a border.
This reed-like, tufted grass grows in wet places but prefers a sandy soil.
Eragrostis capensis is a hardy, densely tufted, perennial grass with blue-green, slender leaves of which the bases are usually purple. A beautiful addition to a grassland garden.
A tufted perennial grass with a bristly false spike, straw- or purple-coloured
River grass prefers a wet spot and usually grows in sandy soils. Spreads by means of creeping rhizomes.
Eragrostis gummiflua is an attractive tufted grass with striking plumes. It is sticky on the odes, hence the common name. It prefers a sandy soil, but can also tolerate damp conditions.
Heteropogon contortus is a highly variable specie, both in attributes and height. The smaller varieties that reach a hight of 200mm are very attractive.
Sporobolus pectinatus is a tufted grass that is normally found in open grassland on shallow soil. It is particularly abundant on dolomitic soils.