What is Bahiagrass?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape September 25, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF



Turfgrass Quick Facts: Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge)      

Bahiagrass is a good all purpose relatively low maintenance warm season (LINK to Warm Season Turfgrass Species)grass used in lawns where drought tolerance is needed. It is adapted the southern U.S. and parts of southern California.   

Bahiagrass Characteristics

  • Native of Brazil
  • Low maintenance
  • Does not produce a dense sod
  • Drought tolerant
  • Not cold tolerant
  • Best in low pH (acid) soils
  • Can become weedy

In Depth Resources:


North Carolina - Bahiagrass
South Carolina - Bahiagrass
Florida- Bahiagrass for Florida Lawns