Scientific name
Paspalum notatum

Common name

Other names (PBR name, trademark, breeder code)

LowGro™; Dwarf Bahia; CPI 38824 (breeder's code)


LowGro™ is a hard-wearing, coarse-textured grass with soft leaves that possess white hairs on both sides of the leaf blade. It is used is low maintenance parks and roadsides. The variety is slow to establish by seed, but once established it out-competes other more desirable turf species due to its robust rhizomatic (underground) root system.

Other comments

Bahiagrass is a major warm-season grass "weed specie"s found in parks and urban open space areas largely because it requires frequent mowing, particularly to remove the numerous unsightly seed heads. The seed heads can grow between 20 and 60 cm tall. Seeding rate of bahiagrass for new areas is 2kg/100m² (Roche, 2013).



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Available in Seed
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Use Parks and Roadsides
Suitable climate classification Subtropical and Tropical
Preferred mowing height 31mm - 50mm
Shade tolerance Poor
Wear tolerance Good
Cold tolerance Poor
Heat tolerance Good
Salinity tolerance Moderate
Water requirement Moderate
Fertiliser requirement Low
Mowing frequency High
Thatch production Moderate
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