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Grass - St. Augustine


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.





























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