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Warm Season Cultivars

PGG Wrightson Turf cultivars undergo rigorous testing procedures. The Warm Season selections are carefully designed to give you the best results. With breeding, evaluation and screening sites located throughout Australasia, we are able to source the most suitable genetic material to include in our cultivar range.

Argentine Bahia grass

Perennial spring, summer, autumn growing grass suited to tropical climates. Argentine has a high tolerance to acid soils. Argentine has a moderate frost tolerance and is suited to well-drained light textured soils.

  • Will grow and survive on low-fertility soils

  • Very competitive, good for weed control

  • Good shade tolerance

  • Very persistent

  • Best suited to tropical climates

 

Application Rate

Sowing rate 80 - 100 kg per hectare.

 

Pack Size: 25Kg

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Pensacola Bahia grass

Perennial spring, summer and autumn growing grass suited to tropical climates. Pensacola has a high tolerance to acid soils. Poor frost tolerance and is suited to well-drained light textured soils.

  • Very drought tolerant

  • Very competitive, good for weed control

  • Good shade tolerance

  • Very persistent

  • Tolerant of heavy grazing pressure

 

Application Rate

Sowing rate 80 - 100 kg per hectare.

 

Pack Size: 25Kg

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Bahia Grass

TransContinental Bermuda grass

TransContinental seeded bermudagrass can be used in a wide variety of situations from sportsfields, parks, schools, home, commercial turf, roadsides and erosion control.

  • Excellent drought tolerance

  • Very good traffic tolerance and recovery

  • Improved winter survival over most seeded bermudagrass varieties

  • Quick spring green-up

 

Application Rate

Sowing rates for TransContinental are 10 - 15 g/m2 (100 - 150 kg/ha) for new sowings

 

Pack Size: 25Kg

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Sahara Bermuda grass

Compared to common bermudagrass, Sahara is more uniform, has increased density and improved summer green colour.

  • Improved overall turf performance compared to common bermudagrass

  • Increased durability and wear tolerance

  • Reduced plant height and low in thatch

  • Increased density

  • Tolerant to saline conditions

  • Lower mowing heights with less scalping

  • Medium texture with medium green colour

 

Application Rate

Sowing rates for TransContinental are 10 - 15 g/m2 (100 - 150 kg/ha)

 

Pack Size: 25Kg

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Bermuda Grass

Carpet Grass

Narrow Leaf Carpet Grass

Narrow-leaf carpet grass is a warm-season perennial, stoloniferous, short-spreading grass closely related to broadleaf carpet grass.

  • Establishes easily from seed

  • Low growing warm season turf grass forming dense sod and spreading by stolons

  • Narrow soft smooth blunt leaves

  • Useful as a low-maintenance utility lawn and for revegetation or erosion control

  • Well suited to the tropics and subtropics

 

Application Rate

Sow new seed at 8 – 12 g/m2 (80 - 120 kg/ha).

 

Pack Size: 25Kg

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Centipede Grass

TifBlair™ Centipede grass

TifBlair™ centipede grass is a warm-season perennial variety that requires little maintenance. It is known as the “lazy man’s grass” because of its low growth habit and reduced mowing requirement.

  • Improved certified type

  • Very low maintenance cultivar

  • Very low fertility requirement

  • Drought tolerant

  • Exceptional seedling vigour

  • Quick ground cover with strong early root development

  • Excellent winter hardiness

 

Application Rate

TifBlair™ should be sown at 5 - 10 g/m2 (50 - 100 kg/ha)

 

Pack Size: 25Kg

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Kikuyu Grass

Regal StayGreen® Kikuyu

Regal StayGreen® is a turf-type Kikuyu that has a darker green colour and finer leaf texture than vegetative Kikuyu. Regal StayGreen® is more cold tolerant than other warm-season grasses and retains its green colour better. It also withstands heat and drought well and is not susceptible to many of the common turf pests or diseases. 

  • Dark green colour

  • Finer leaf texture

  • Heat and drought tolerant

  • More suited to turf than forage types

  • Good wear tolerance

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Whittet Kikuyu

Whittet Kikuyu is a spring/summer/autumn growing grass suitable for lawns, fairways and sporting fields. Whittet shows rapid summer growth, good drought tolerance, suppression of undesirable weeds and is very responsive to nitrogen fertiliser.

  • Rapid summer growth

  • Drought tolerance

  • Suppression of undesirable weeds

 

Application Rate

Sowing rate and maintenance 40 - 60 kg/ha. Whittet can be sown from late spring/early summer until February.

 

Pack Size: 25Kg

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Queensland Blue Couch

Queensland Blue couch

Queensland Blue Couch is used for revegetation in suitable climates. It has also been a long time and often used grass for Australian home lawns.

  • Fine to medium texture

  • Excellent salt tolerance

  • Herbicide sensitive

  • Medium shade tolerance

  • Frost sensitive, goes dormant through winter months

 

Application Rate

Sowing rate and maintenance Sow at 0.5 kg/100 m2. Maintain mowing height between 12 - 20 mm

Pack Size: 25Kg

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Bahia Grass
Bermuda Grass
Carpet Grass
Kikuyu
Queensland Blue Couch
Centipede Grass
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