What type of St Aug is this?

What type of St Aug is this?

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Mark C – posted 01 September 2011 19:20

I obtained some plugs of this St Augustine grass from my parents house in Chesapeake, VA. It has been established in their yard for over 20 years and has not given them any problems.

Due to their climate, I assume this must be the “Raleigh” Strain of St Augustine. Many of the others shouldn’t be able to survive in Virginia’s climate. I’m hoping to buy some more plugs of this same grass to establish my yard in Roswell, GA due to how well it’s done for them and the similarity of our climates. Thanks for any info.

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TURFdwatkins – posted 12 September 2011 10:27

Mark – I’m in the same area and just grabbed some sprigs from a the yard of a well-known gardener in Atlanta area. He is actually the neighbor of one of my good friends and I had the opportunity to meet him and pick his brain for a couple of minutes on the wonders of St Aug. He has an SA variety that he refers to as “SA-Candler Park” (from where he cut the first sprigs) but, suffice it to say, it has been hearty, low-maintenance and looks great in his yard. If you end up finding some SA-Raleigh here locally, can you post where you found it because I’d like to grab some plugs of this as well. Thanks.

seed – posted 16 September 2011 10:42

Mark, it is very difficult to identify grass varieties from vegetative plant parts. Another named St. Augustinegrass with cold tolerance is Palmetto, which has been around for about 20 years. There could be other naturalized strains in your area. Your best bet is to get some trays of potting soil and expand it yourself from cuttings, to get more of the same grass.

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