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ST. AUGUSTINE GRASS
 

ST. AUGUSTINEGRASS   
       

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 (SAD), 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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