The mauve plumes of this tufted grass are very conspicuous in summer.
The compact form of Setaria sphaecelata and relative small size make it ideal for the garden, especially in a grassland. Birds love the seed.
When the inflorescences are open, it almost give a “misty”, pink appearance.
This tufted grass has very attractive, pink culms and flowers. The lower leaf sheaths are almost purple.
Eragrostis racemosa is a hardy, small and densely tufted perennial grass that occupies a very useful groundcover role in Highveld landscapes as it seldom flowers above 30cm.
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.
The spikelets of this tufted, perennial grass are typically dark grey and quite conspicuous.
This reed-like, tufted grass grows in wet places but prefers a sandy soil.
Panicum natalense is a relatively small grass and that makes it the ideal choice for a grassland garden; the blue-green leaves makes it very attractive. The flowering season is also quite long.
The small size of Sporobolus festivus and the loose, pink inflorescence make it an ideal candidate for the smaller garden. The birds love the seed.