Tristachya rehmanii is a lovely tufted grass that has blueish leaves which forms a nice contrast if interplanted with other grasses or perennials. Cut back after winter so that it can resprout.
Sporobolus pectinatus is a tufted grass that is normally found in open grassland on shallow soil. It is particularly abundant on dolomitic soils.
Setaria incrassata, or vlei bristle grass, is normally found where it is moist such as marshes and riverbanks. It does well in a clayey soil. The flowering season is very long. It is a great favourite of birds.
A hardy, densely tufted, perennial grass with slender leaves. The flower spikes are erect with very large golden, heart-shaped spikelets.
The relatively small size of the grass makes an ideal candidate for a small garden or a small section of a bigger development.
Melinis nerviglumis is a hardy, tufted, perennial grass with grey leaves. The beautiful plumes of shiny fluffy pink to red seeds attract small seed eating birds. Planted en masse, with the sun shining on the fluffy spikes, make a wonderful sight.
The short brown racemes of flowers curve upwards making a herringbone pattern thus the common name.
This perennial, tufted grass hardly exceed 500mm. The basal leaf sheaths are covered with golden hairs. Very ornamental.
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.
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.