St. Augustine Grass
COMMON NAME: St. Augustine Grass
BOTANICAL NAME: Stenotaphrum secundatum
PRONUNCIATION: sten-no-TAY-frum seh-coon-DAY-tum
TYPE: 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.