Raleigh St. Augustine

Our most popular St. Augustine

Raleigh St. Augustine was discovered in a home lawn in Raleigh, NC and released by North Carolina State University in 1980.  This proven variety for 30+ years is SAD (St. Augustine Decline) resistant.  It has a medium green color with a coarse texture.  Raleigh adapts well to heavier, organic, clay soils with medium to low soil pH.

Raleigh thrives in moist, humid climates with mild winters and, as a result, is a popular grass for Gulf Coast areas.  It has excellent salt tolerance, making it perfect for seaside lawns.  This grass performs in sun or shade with at least 4 hours of sun daily.  Raleigh recovers relatively quickly from moderate traffic.