Floratam is a coarse textured St. Augustine grass variety.
Floratam St. Augustine
Floratam is a coarse textured St. Augustine grass variety. Stolons of Floratam are large and purplish-red in color. Leaf blades are wider and longer than the other St. Augustine grass varieties.
Some advantages of Floratam are that it is SAD (St Augustine Decline) Virus resistant, it resists some (NOT ALL) types of chinch bugs and it has been observed to be brown patch tolerant. However, Floratam is not as cold tolerant as some of the other varieties of St. Augustines. Floratam may suffer freeze damage when temperatures fall below freezing for extended periods.
- Water Requirements: Medium - Low
- Leaf Texture: Coarse
- Cold Tolerance: Very Low
- Shade Tolerance: Medium - Low