Imperata cylindrica spreads very quickly in damp soil and is a good soil stabiliser. It is not recommended for garden use unless it can be contained.
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.
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.
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.
The purple vlei grass, Stiburus alopecuroides, always occurs where the soil is seasonally wet, such as the edges of wetlands or seeps and where the soil is fertile. Add a little bit of clay to your planting mix for best results.
Digitaria eriantha is a hardy, evergreen tall grass. The brown, digitate inflorescences are the trade mark of this specie.
Sporobolus pectinatus is a tufted grass that is normally found in open grassland on shallow soil. It is particularly abundant on dolomitic soils.
Haplocloa falx is a fairly small grass and is a tufted perennial. The inflorescence is a one-sided grey spike that typically curls back when ripe.
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.
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.