Heteropogon contortus is a highly variable specie, both in attributes and height. The smaller varieties that reach a hight of 200mm are very attractive.
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.
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.
Digitaria eriantha is a hardy, evergreen tall grass. The brown, digitate inflorescences are the trade mark of this specie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.