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.
The compact form of Setaria sphaecelata and relative small size make it ideal for the garden, especially in a grassland. Birds love the seed.
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.
Monocymbium ceresiiforme is a beautifully tufted grass that does well in in a variety of habitats. In nature, it is quite often found near wetlands, but does equally well in drier spots. The leaf colour makes this specie very attractive.
Eragrostis curvula is a robust, densely tufted grass that produces many long, loose hanging leaves.
This perennial, tufted grass hardly exceed 500mm. The basal leaf sheaths are covered with golden hairs. Very ornamental.
Loudetia simplex is a lovely grass that can tolerate a wide variety of habitats and soil types. The reddish-brown inflorescence makes a beautiful display and it can be used as an accent plant.
When the inflorescences are open, it almost give a “misty”, pink appearance.
The whole plant is usually tinged with the reddish-brown colour that characterises the racemes.
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.