Sea Spray Seashore Paspalum Grass Seed (Certified)
Scientific Name: Paspalum vaginatum
Seashore Paspalum Informational Page
Seashore paspalum is known for its good wear tolerance and high salt tolerance. Seashore paspalum is mostly used on golf courses situated in warm seasoned areas, but is also gaining popularity on sports fields and personal lawns.
The recommended seeding rate is 1 to 2 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.
The best time to seed is late spring through mid-summer; fall plantings are not recommended except in warm climates where seeding can be done year-round. The ideal germination temperatures are 80° to 95°F (27°-35°C). Mulch or a seed blanket can be used to improve the moisture retention of the seedbed.
Growth Habit and Characteristics:
- Aggressive, prostrate, spreading growth habit
- Uniform, moderately dense turf with bright green color/medium blade texture
- Aggressive stolon and rhizome growth
- Prefers soils with moderate to high salinity. Tolerant of most soil types, pH range of 4.5 - 9.0
Performance Characteristics and Adaptations:
- Very high salt tolerance, Greater than bermuda grass
- Full sun to moderate shade tolerance
- Excellent drought tolerance
- Better cold tolerance than most bermuda grasses
- With high nitrogen, lower mowing heights afford good winter color in mild winter climates
- Good wear tolerance, Moderate recovery
- Very good performance in wet, boggy conditions
- Tolerates 0.5" to 1.5" cutting height
- Very good disease tolerance in saline conditions