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Stenotaphrum secundatum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
sten-oh-TAF-rum see-kun-DAY-tum
Description

St. Augustine Grass is a spreading turf grass that is native to the southeastern U.S.A. as well as South America and Africa. It is found in marshes, roadsides, and lawns. This plant is heat tolerant and mildly drought tolerant. There are many cultivars of this plant available. This plant spreads by rhizomes and if used as lawn grass (as it commonly is), it rarely needs mowing. It is sold by turf or plugs and rarely propagates by seed.

See this plant in the following landscapes:
Coastal Rain Garden Coastal Foundation Garden Coastal Foundation- Tropical
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#lawn#NC native#native ornamental grass#food source herbage#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#bird friendly#mammals#turfgrass#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#lawn#NC native#native ornamental grass#food source herbage#coastal FAC#Piedmont Mountains FAC#bird friendly#mammals#turfgrass#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Stenotaphrum
    Species:
    secundatum
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A., South America, Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Perennial
    Turfgrass
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits are available August-November.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom July-October.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Heat