Chascanum hederaceum sprouts annually from a woody rootstock and is normally prostrate. The ends turn up to become the inflorescence. Most leaves are basal. The trumpet-like flowers of this upright perennial is very conspicuous amongst the grasses in early summer. Height rarely exceeds 30cm.
It is best to plant Chascanum hederaceum amongst smaller grasses such as Sporobolus stapfianus or Eragrostis racemosa. It can also be combined with Dianthus mooiensis - they normally grow in the same habitat.
Chascanum hederaceum is a very unusual plant