Grasses:  limit the use of the tallest varieties, or those with robust spreading habits, like Setaria sphacelata, if your grassland bed is small.

 

Cymbopogon validus

Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis capensis

E. racemosa

Eragrostis curvula/ superba

Hyparrhenia hirta

Melinis nerviglumis

Melinis repens

Miscanthus capensis

Panicum maximum

Sporobolus africanus

Themeda triandra

Aristida junciformis

Tall flowering perennials and shrubs:

Gomphocarpus physocarpus

H. kraussii – up to 1 m

Polygala virgata

Leonotus leonurus /intermedia

Syncolostemon densiflorus/ S. rotundifolius

Tephrosia grandiflora

Gnidia kraussiana and other species

Hemizygia transvaalensis

Hypoestes aristata

Lessertia perennans 70 cm

Lotononis spp.

 

Aloes:

Aloe ferox

Aloe marlothii

Aloe ecklonii

Aloe cooperi

Aloe boylei

Aloe maculata

 

Wet area plants:

Dissotis spp.

Phygelius capensis

Hesperantha coccinea

Gunnera perpensa

Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Crinum macowanii

Kniphofia spp.

Pycnostachys reticulata

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Lobelia anceps

Bulbs:

Gladiolus spp.

Dierama spp.

Agapanthus campanulatus / A. inapertus

Albuca nelsonii

Boophane disticha

Brunsvigia sp.

Crinum graminicola

Freesia grandiflora

Cyrtanthus mackenii

Eucomis spp.

Galtonia candicans

Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Hypoxis angustifolia

Kniphofia species

Nerine sp.

Merwilla plumbea

Tulbaghia ludwigiana

Watsonia densiflorus

Watsonia pillansii

Zantedeschia albomaculata

Zantedeschia pentlandii

Zantedeschia rehmannii

 

Annuals:

Papaver aculeatum: 80 cm

Pseudoselago subglabra: 80 cm

Ursinia calenduliflora: 35 cm

Wahlenbergia undulata: 50 cm

Nemesia floribunda: 30 cm

 

Perennials:Seasonal theme plants

Anthericum saundersiae

Aristea ecklonii/ woodii

Barleria elegans

Becium obovatum

Berkheya speciosa/ umbellata

Bulbine abyssinica

Bulbine narcissifolia:

Callilepis laureola

Callilepis leptophylla: 30 – 60 cm

Crassula alba

Crassula vaginata

Crossandra greenstockii

Cyanotis speciosa: 25-30cm

Dianthus zeyheri

Diascia sp.

Felicia erigeroides

Felicia filifolia

Gazania sp

Gerbera ambigua

H. hirsuta (=Vernonia hirsuta)

H. kraussii – up to 1 m

H. pinifolia (=Vernonia capensis)

H. ruderale/ H. pilosellum/ Helichrysum patulum –coastal, 50 cm

Haplocarpha scaposa

Hebenstretia dura

Helichrysum aureum

Helichrysum cooperi (beware; it self-seeds vigorously)

Hilliardiella aristata (=Vernonia natalensis)

Indigofera hilaris 60 cm

Macledium zeyheri (=Dicoma zeyheri)

Murdannia simplex

Nemesia denticulata 60 cm

Nidorella auriculata

Pentanisia sp.

Scabiosa sp.

Senecio speciosus

Silene sp

Stachys aethiopica/ S. natalensis

Thunbergia atriplicifolia