ornamental grass

Buchloe dactyloides | Buffalograss

Buffalograss is an unusual ornamental grass in that it typically takes on the role of a grass lawn substitute. It takes a while to establish from either seed or plugs—small sections of sod. If planting as sod, look for female selections such as 'Prestige' for a more uniform appearance. Drought tolerant once it is established. Canopy coverage is dependent on amount planted.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: slow, moderate

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 1 feet wide


Foliage Color: gray-green, tan