African yellow thatching grass appears on roofs throughout Africa. These days, the expense of this thatching grass, means that only subsistence living rural people and very wealthy suburbanites manage to afford it. It’s considered a luxury in the city. See, in rural areas, it is more likely that housing requirements allow it. In the cities, the insurance needed can be super expensive.
Also called, yellow hard grass, its scientific name is Hyperthelia dissoluta. It’s a very strong grass. Plus, it reaches around three meters long. Its inflorescence is purplish-red. Yet, its awn appear yellow. It grows well in sandy soil. In fact, its found along roadsided throughout tropical Africa!
Replicate a look much like African yellow thatching grass thatched roofs by choosing the Capetown product from our Regions Series. Then, you’ll have the look you want, and a maintenance free, durable roof.
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Whether you’re interested in roofing an umbrella for your backyard or an entire hotel, we’d love to help you choose the right product for the job.
Check out our synthetic thatch roofing materials now to find one that’s right for you:
- Capetown– A trimmed, coarsely textured, longer reed. Replicates African Yellow Grass or “Cape Reed” that replicates the typical African style thatching.
- Kilimanjaro– A heavy reed replicating a traditional weathered, Tanzanian cape reed roof.
- Somerset– A closely tapered, slightly weathered appearing shingle. Replicates a typical, hand trimmed European thatching.
- Kona– A combination of wide leaf and smaller grass reed. Replicates the look of Hawaiian “Pili Grass” and Asian Alang-Alang grass thatching.
- Dominica– A synthetic palm leaf style thatching. Replicates palm leaves commonly used in tropical regions throughout the world.
- Bali– A finer, loosely tapered, slightly longer shingle designed to resemble the appearance of East Asian grass thatching.
- Viva Series– An especially economical synthetic palm thatch.