Aristida junciformis

Water Needs

low; water wise

Aristida junciformis
nGongoni grass

60 cm – 80 cm


Light Conditions



light; moderate; hardy


November to May; spring, summer, autumn

sun; grassland meadow; rockery gravel; dry soil; sandy soil; windy exposed; walls; roof; slope bank; paving; narrow spaces; container; fast-growing easy-care;

Garden Situation


grassland; Coastal KZN; coastal Eastern Cape; urban streets; rocky places; fynbos;


Subtropical East Coast; Thicket; Western Cape; Bushveld savanna; Highveld; Karoo

Rain Season

summer; winter

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A beautiful, tufted grass with bright green leaves that arch up and outwards like a fountain. Pale to bright green in spring and summer, and fluffy and blond in autumn and early winter. Its neat form has made this a popular grass in urban gardens. Hardy and drought- resistant, it must have full sun to thrive. Grows well in any soil; excellent for holding soils on slopes. Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape

Aristida junciformis
Aristida junciformis