A Texas Bluegrass Hybrid
This innovative cool season cross between a Texas bluegrass and Kentucky bluegrass was developed through a partnership with Texas A&M and NG Turf. Southern Blue out performs all other cool season grasses during Southeastern summers while remaining cold hardy and keeping its deep green color year round. The rhizomatous root system not only provides heat and drought resistance, but also allows the grass to recover from stress and damage—unlike fescue, which requires overseeding.
Medium blade; dark green color year round
Medium; better than tall fescue
- More heat and drought resistant than fescue
- Better recovery than other cool season grasses
- Medium fertility requirements
- Medium mowing frequency
- Cold hardy
- pH 5.5 to 6.5
- Full sun to partial shade
- Landscape—Home lawns, commercial properties
- Irrigation is not required, but is recommended.
- Once established, follow general recommendations of 1″ of water from rain or irrigation per week, depending on soil conditions and climate.
- Although heat and drought resistant, Southern Blue will perform better with increased watering in periods of high temperatures or drought.
- Visit the resources page to view or click here to download our watering guide for new and established grass.