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Developed as an overall upgrade over the Raleigh St. Augustine, Palmetto performs better in shade, cold, heat and drought. Palmetto also exhibits better tolerance to fungus and displays more color retention after freezes.  Identified as a top performer, The Grass Outlet is a licensed grower of Palmetto St. Augustine and we have continued to increase our production to supply the growing demand.

Key Points

  • Higher shade tolerance but still needs to receive sunlight
  • Grows in a wide range of climate and soils
  • Increased drought and cold tolerance


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

Insect Tolerance

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

Disease Tolerance

  • Decline: Moderate
  • Brown Patch: Low
  • Grey Leaf Spot: Low

Palmetto St. Augustine Care Recommendations

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