SeaStar Seashore Paspalum
SeaStar is a new and improved Seashore Paspalum variety developed from a cross made by Dr. Paul Raymer at the University of Georgia in 2003. For the last nine years SeaStar has been extensively evaluated in multiple trials at greens and fairways mowing heights and screened for disease resistance, drought tolerance and salt tolerance. SeaStar was also included in the 2007-2009 NTEP seashore paspalum trials at eight locations and was the top rated line for turf quality, color and texture.
Advantages of SeaStar
- Produces excellent quality turf over a range of mowing heights
- Ideal for wall-to-wall use on golf courses, athletic fields and other recreational venues
- Rated top tier in color verses other paspalums
- Has medium to fine leaf texture and outstanding turf density
- Excellent salt tolerance
- Superior tolerance to short-term drought
- Good Dollar Spot resistance
SeaStar will tolerate many water types that are considered toxic to other species of turfgrasses. It is considerably more salt tolerant than Bermudagrasses and works well in areas that have compromised water quality due to water treatment facilities or ocean water intrusion.
SeaStar is a sterile selection and can only be propagated by transferring stolons or sod.