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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. ¬†Being of the moderately shade tolerant St. Augustine family, it falls somewhere in the spectrum; between it’s more tolerant cousins, Palmetto and Texas Native and it’s somewhat less tolerant kin, Floratam.


  • 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