University of Florida Turf Breeder, Dr. Kevin Kenworthy will be releasing a new St. Augustinegrass cultivar called CitraBlue. CitraBlue will be a great addition to the warm season turf selection we have in the southeast. By the way, it is a cut above the rest. According to Dr. Kenworthy, CitraBlue has a striking blue-green color and has improved shade tolerance to Floratam St. Augustine, which is most commonly grown in Florida lawns. In addition, CitraBlue has a greater resistance to diseases such as gray leaf spot, large patch and take-all root rot. CitraBlue was bred and developed in Florida for Florida; this means that it is well adapted to Florida. In addition, CitraBlue handles shade very well, it also does well in full sun and has a dense canopy which reduces competition with weeds compared to Floratam. CitraBlue will become available in 2019. For more information on turfgrass contact Grantly Ricketts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-697-3000.
CitraBlue a new St. Augustinegrass for 2019