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“Classic” St. Augustine?

“Classic” St. Augustine?

Jimmy – posted 01 June 2004 12:31

I’ve been using Mercedes St. Augustine very successfully in the Atlanta area for three years. Now I’m going to install St. Augustine in another part of our yard. However, my Mercedes supplier won’t have more sod for three weeks and I’ve already killed the old grass in the new installation area. My wife says I must do something . . . now!

I’ve found another source of St. Augustine. When I asked them what type of St. Augustine they sell, I was told it is “Classic” St. Augustine.

To me the word “classic” means just plain old St. Augustine, and not a specific type of St. Augustine.

Am I right? If so, would plain old St. Augustine be at greater risk in the Atlanta area? Last winter we had a couple of hours as low as seven degrees. But the Mercedes came back splendidly.

Thanks for any thoughts that might help me before I pick up my two pallets of “Classic”.

Florida_Floyd – posted 11 June 2004 13:06

Living in the Tampa Bay area, I too am interested in the characteristics of “Classic” St. Augustine. It has been offered to me as a grass other than Floritam, and it is more expensive. I would think the word “Classic” would mean the same thing, Jimmy…. just plain old St. Augustine like my Dad used to grow, but I can’t seem to find any info on it. Hopefully someone who knows exactly what this grass is and it’s characteristics will read this post. Floyd->>>

cohiba – posted 11 June 2004 20:46

I looked through the entries section of the NTEP trials and found nothing about Classic St. Augustine.

Sorry…………

wdrake – posted 12 June 2004 08:09

Some info:http://www.woerner.com/pages/grass/classic.htm

bluesea112 – posted 23 August 2004 08:57

In my experience, “classic” St. Augustine usually means “Raleigh” St. Augustine. “Palmetto” St. Augustine is less common, but it is the most shade tolerant of all St. Augustine varieties.

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