Eremochloa ophiuroides/Centepede grass

Eremochloa ophiuroides / Eremochloa ophiuroides
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Healthy well maintained lawn of centepedegrass

Closely clipped lawn of centepedegrass

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Scientific Name: Eremochloa ophiuroides
Common Name: Centepede grass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Centipedegrass is not very drought tolerant. It turns brown with the first frost in fall or winter and stays brown until night temperature reaches about 60 degrees F. Grows well under low levels of fertilization. It should have acid soils, else it turns yellow from lack of iron.