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Long been the standard carpetgrass in Texas, Raleigh St. Augustine is medium to dark green with a medium to coarse blade. Developed by the North Carolina Experiment Station in 1980, this variety of St. Augustine exhibits dense ground coverage and is more tolerant of shade than its cousin Floratam.


Performance

  • Mowing Frequency: Moderate
  • Mowing Height: 2 - 3 in
  • Drought Tolerance: Moderate
  • Cold Tolerance: Moderate
  • Fall Color Retention: Exceptional
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Injury Recovery: High
  • Shade Tolerance: High
  • Wear Resistance: Moderate
  • Weed Resistance: Exceptional
  • Spring Green Up: High

Insect Tolerance

  • Web Worms: Poor
  • Chinch Bugs: Low
  • Army Worms: Exceptional

Disease Tolerance

  • Decline: Exceptional
  • Brown Patch: High
  • Grey Leaf Spot: Moderate