Palmetto

Buffalograss

Scientific name Stenotaphrum secundatum

Common name Buffalograss

Other names (PBR name, trademark, breeder code) SS100 (protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights), Palmetto® (registered trade mark of Ozbreed Pty Ltd and West Australian Group Pty Ltd).

Description Palmetto® is a US variety that was selected from a turf farm in central Florida. The coarse textured buffalo grass has dark green leaves 8-9 mm wide. Palmetto® has excellent heat tolerance in high and low humidity areas, good cold tolerance handling frosts, good shade tolerance and a medium salinity tolerance. The variety has a deep root system, but water output through the broad leaves is high. Palmetto® possesses fair wear tolerance, recovering with new runners; however, the variety is not suited for high traffic areas.

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Available in Sod/turf
Price range $5.00 - $12.00
Use Residential and Parks
Suitable climate classification Subtropical and Tropical and Temperate
Preferred mowing height 30mm - 50mm
Shade tolerance Good
Wear tolerance Moderate
Cold tolerance Good
Heat tolerance Good
Salinity tolerance Moderate
Water requirement Moderate
Fertiliser requirement Low
Mowing frequency High
Thatch production High
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References Read more  
  • PBR expires 1 May 2022. Read more at http://pericles.ipaustralia.gov.au/pbr_db/search.cfm and search 'SS100’ in the variety field.
  • McCrimmon, J.N. (2004) Effects of Mowing Height, Nitrogen Rate and Potassium Rate on Palmetto and Raleigh St. Augustinegrass. Journal of Plant Nutrition 27(1):1-13.
  • Trenholm L.E. and Nagata R. (2003) St. Augustinegrass—Made for the Florida Shade? Fact Sheet ENH967, Environmental Horticulture Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
  • Kirkland, E.R and Wagner, T.A. (1995). St. Augustine grass `SS-100`, United States Plant Patent 9,395.
  • Palmetto® is a registered trade mark of Ozbreed Pty Ltd and West Australian Group Pty Ltd under Class 31 as of 10 Oct 1996 (AUS trade mark no. 719395).

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