Sir Walter

Buffalograss

Scientific name Stenotaphrum secundatum

Common name Buffalograss

Other names (PBR name, trademark, breeder code) Sir Walter is formerly protected by Australian Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) which expired on 28 March 2018.

Description A coarse-textured buffalograss that is excellent in high and low-humidity areas but grows best at moderate temperatures between 20°C and 30°C. It survives normal frosts under Australian conditions and is often selected for its winter colour retention - it does not turn purple or become straw-coloured at lower temperatures. Sir Walter buffalo can withstand shading under trees and has a deep root system with less leaf water-loss compared with some other "soft-leaf" buffalograsses. Sir Walter buffalo is fast growing, including vertical growth, and requires routine mowing to keep the variety in check.

Other comments Please contact your local Sir Walter grower to discuss the benefits of this variety in greater detail. The Sir Walter plant protection has now lapsed meaning that growers can supply and grow the Sir Walter without a licence or any quality control. If you intend on purchasing Sir Walter buffalo, be sure that the turf you are purchasing is the genuine article and the supplier does not substitute it with an inferior or alternate product.     Pests, diseases and weeds Check to see which Pests, Disease and or Weeds this turf variety may be susceptible to and how to successfully control them in your home lawn or sports turf.

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Available in Sod/turf
Price range $9.00 - $13.00
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 Moderate
Mowing frequency High
Thatch production High
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