Buffalograss do I choose?
is unrealistic to think that any one grass is perfect
for all locations. That is why we offer several
cultivars of buffalograss to fit your climate and
following is a general geographic guideline for planting
of each one of the three varieties. These are only
guidelines. There are always exceptions. You may
want to use more than one variety in your landscape to
create a contrast in looks. These grasses are
great for lawns, border plantings, street plantings or
as a short ornamental garden. Ask for these
grasses at your local garden center or order online.
We are also contracting with sod farms throughout North
America to better serve those who wish to sod instead of
more information on a
distributor in your area go to the
Buffalograss Grower and Distributor Page.
the University of Nebraska and released for sale in 2000, Legacy® changed the way people look at buffalograss turf. It has a dark blue-green
color and only grows 3 to 5 inches high. Its dense canopy of fine leaf
blades creates a very soft carpet which is perfect for lawn activities.
Legacy also shows better shade tolerance than previous varieties. Legacy
will grow in shade, but it is not as aggressive and will not spread as well
as in full sun. It is cold hardy to Zone 2. Please refer to the
Hardiness Zone Map if you are not familiar with which zone you live in.
of California released this remarkable grass in 2003. UC Verde™
produces a dense turf of soft, bright-green, very fine leaf blades. It is
excellent for the adverse conditions found in the lower valley of the desert
southwest and California. UC Verde will grow to a maximum height of 4 to
8 inches in most locations. UC Verde is available only as accelerated growth
is the latest release from the University of Nebraska. It outperforms all
other varieties of buffalograss in the southern and southeastern United
States. It has exceptional disease and insect resistance. Prestige also
has fine soft blades with a stunning green color and grows to a height of 4
to 6 inches.
Revised March 1, 2010