Palmetto St. Augustine

Palmetto is a native St. Augustine cultivar selected for better color and finer texture. Palmetto St. Augustine demonstrates superior shade, cold, frost, heat, and drought tolerance. This versatile turfgrass is used across the southern United States from the Carolinas to California under a wide range of climate and soil conditions making it the ideal choice for residential and commercial use.

Palmetto is rapidly becoming accepted as a landscaping standard as it has been used in thousands of lawns since 1994. Please note that like all turfgrass, Palmetto St. Augustine is a living plant, not a miracle grass. When properly maintained, however, Palmetto St. Augustine will deliver years of an aesthetically pleasing and functional lawn.

Winter Color

Evergreen to moderate dormancy

Hot Weather Tolerance

Excellent. Palmetto St. Augustine thrives in hot desert areas.

Cold Tolerance

Very good. Has survived near 0 degrees F.

Spring Greenup


Shade Tolerance

Very Good

Wear Resistance


Salt Tolerance

Excellent. Palmetto St. Augustine thrives on coastal islands.

Mowing Height

1.5 - 2.5 inches but can be mowed 1 inch when maintained properly.