ST. AUGUSTINE GRASS
Stenotaphrum secundatum (sten-no-TAY-frum seh-coon-DAY-tum)
Warm season Sun to part shade Solid sod Mowing Height. 2 – 4 inches
HABIT: Wide-bladed grass, spreads by stolons, most shade tolerant of our warm season grasses. ‘Raleigh’ is a hybrid resistant to St. Augustine decline and is more cold hardy than hybrids ‘Seville’ and ‘Floratam.
CULTURE: Any well-drained soil that is fairly fertile. Not as tough as Bermudagrass.
USES: Lawn grass, shade.
PROBLEMS: Chinch bugs, grubworms, diseases.
NOTES: Native to Africa and the Gulf Coast.