Eragrostis curvula is a robust, densely tufted grass that produces many long, loose hanging leaves.
Eragrostis gummiflua is an attractive tufted grass with striking plumes. It is sticky on the odes, hence the common name. It prefers a sandy soil, but can also tolerate damp conditions.
Eragrostis nindensis is a very drought resistant grass for those difficult parts. The inflorescence is also very showy. The plant is quite small and can therefor also be planted in a border.
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.
A hardy, densely tufted, perennial grass with slender leaves. The flower spikes are erect with very large golden, heart-shaped spikelets.
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.
Heteropogon contortus is a highly variable specie, both in attributes and height. The smaller varieties that reach a hight of 200mm are very attractive.
Hyparrhenia hirta is a tufted grass that can form dense stands in favourable positions. Since it is quite tall, it is suited to a larger landscape or as a backdrop. Cut back in winter. Very often used for thatching.
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.
Loudetia simplex is a lovely grass that can tolerate a wide variety of habitats and soil types. The reddish-brown inflorescence makes a beautiful display and it can be used as an accent plant.