A textured, tufted grass growing up to 1.2m wide and high whose tips turn a light pink in summer. ‘Gongoni grass’ has roots that can spread down to 1m to find water below the hot surface. Lends a soft and ethereal feeling and looks beautiful in large swathes against more colourful perennials like Salvias and or structural succulents. “Soft yet strong, these plants keep their shape and texture with very little watering required. Great for verges or areas that need very little maintenance.” – Cara Smith
As with all plants, and also of these tougher species, water is still most certainly needed for establishing good, strong roots systems. All these plants are extremely tough and will survive long periods of drought, but must be well established to do so.
References: Cape Contours Landscape Solutions Maintenance & Studio team