Setaria megaphylla has beautiful, pleated leaves and it does very well in shade. Attracts myriads of seed eating birds to the garden. It can become quite tall if planted in the sun.
The compact form of Setaria sphacelata and relative small size make it ideal for the garden, especially in a grassland. Birds love the seed.
Sporobolus africanus is a tufted grass that has exceptionally long culms that could form a nice contrast if planted correctly or it could be used as a screen. It is best displayed in clumps.
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.
Sporobolus pectinatus is a tufted grass that is normally found in open grassland on shallow soil. It is particularly abundant on dolomitic soils.
Sporobolus stapfianus is a short, fine, tufted grass with beautifully rolled leaves. When in flower, it almost creates a misty look Due to its size, it is an ideal grass for a small rockery.
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.
Themeda triandra is a beautiful, tufted grass with foliage in many shades of green that turn reddish when older. The purple-red flowers are most attractive from September to June. Plant in sun or semi-shade.
This perennial, tufted grass hardly exceed 500mm. The basal leaf sheaths are covered with golden hairs. Very ornamental.
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.