St. Augustine Floratam

Introduced in 1973, Floratam is almost exclusively used in Florida. Floratam establishes and spreads rapidly, while producing thick turf with a very coarse texture. It does well in many diverse soils and is highly competitive against weeds. Proper mowing and irrigation make Floratam a well-adapted turf for home lawns in Florida.


Shade Tolerance Poor
Wear Tolerance Moderate
Salt Tolerance Excellent
Mowing Height 3 – 4 in.
Hot Weather Tolerance Good
Uses Florida lawns, Commercial