The beautiful plumes of this hardy grass, Calamagrostis epigejos, makes it a good choice for mass planting. It has creeping rhizomes and prefers a damp spot.
A tufted perennial grass with a bristly false spike, straw- or purple-coloured
Ctenium concinnum, a densely, tufted grass bears most of its leaves near the base. Initially the inflorescence is straight with all the seeds on one side, but the seed matures it produces the very distinct curl that makes it so attractive.
Digitaria eriantha is a hardy, evergreen tall grass. The brown, digitate inflorescences are the trade mark of this specie.
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.
Diheteropogon amplectens has blue-coloured stems that make this grass very conspicuous and an asset to any garden. Size is very variable. It can tolerate almost any kind of soil.
Elionorus muticus has a single terminal flowering spike that curls back upon ripening. This makes a wonderful display when planted en masse.
Enneapogon scoparius prefers to grow in the shade under trees. It is also associated with dolomitic soils. Its small stature makes it ideal for landscaping.
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.
Eragrostis chloromelas is a tufted, medium-sized grass that is common in open grassland. It will be a good addition to a Highveld garden since it does not become too big. The birds love the seed.