Turf Varieties

Selected species: Marine couch

Sporobolus virginicus, commonly known as marine couch, is a highly salt tolerant grass species found growing naturally around the Australian coastline. There are many forms or genotypes of Sporobolus virginicus, however there are no commercial turfgrass varieties of Sporobolus virginicus being sold within Australia. 'QLD-Coast' was one variety previously protected in Australia. With increasing water restrictions and the ability to irrigate with brackish or salty water, Sporobolus virginicus varieties may soon be in the spot light as the next desirable Australian native turfgrass.