Chloris gayana is a hardy, evergreen, very leafy, tufted, perennial grass that spreads by means of stolons. It has finger-like flowering heads from November to May. When it is in seed it will be regularly visited by seed-eating birds. It is very attractive when you see a stand of these grasses waving in the breeze - adding movement to the garden.
It is a good grazing grass and as it propagates by stolons it is great for stabilising banks. It also grows in wet areas and looks particularly good growing up to the edge of ponds.
As with all grasses it should be cut back in late winter and raked to keep it healthy. Plant in sun or semi-shade.
Size: 0.5 to 1.5m