Silene burchellii is an erect perennial herb, up to 70 cm, all parts with short hairs. It is best interplanted with small grasses that can support it. It flowers in the evening and is probably moth pollinated. Plant in a group for the best effect.
Plectranthus ramosior is a semi-succulent, aromatic, herbaceous plant with trailing stems up to 15cm. high The round leaves are toothed.. It bears white, mauve or purple flowers on fairly long stalks. Some plants are variegated.
Scabiosa columbaria is a lovely plant for mass planting in full sun. Butterflies are irresistibly attracted to its nectar. It is also very effective when interplanted with grasses.
Kniphofia thodei grows solitary and the blue-green leaves are narrow, recurved, with slightly coarse or toothed margins. The inflorescence consists of a single dense spike. The small size makes it ideal for the smaller garden but it will still need a damp spot.
Eriosema cordatum is a prostrate, perennial herb that produces sprawling, hairy stems from a woody base. It is normally found growing amongst grasses. Yellow flowers are at the base of the stems and curve upwards for a nice display.
Macledium zeyheri produces flowering stems that develop annually and grow up to 300 mm tall. The flowerheads are reminiscent of dried Protea flowers.Interplanted with grasses. It can tolerate a wide range of conditions.
When interplanted with grasses, Trachyandra asperata is hardly noticeable, except when it pushes its lovely white flowers that makes a lovely contrast.
Stachys natalensis is a perennial herb with several stems which are erect and will reach a height of 20cm. It has a very long flowering season, starting in late summer.
Gnidia caffra sprouts annually from a woody rootstock. The numerous shoots can reach a height of 50cm. Gnidia caffra flowers in early spring and is soon covered in masses of yellow flowers. It blends well with grasses