Bermudagrass, Giant

Giant Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon)

Introduced, perennial, warm season grass. Grows up to 2 feet tall, dark bluish-green sod grass with both rhizomes and stolons that take root at nodes. The internodes are flattened. The ligule is a conspicuous ring of white hairs. The inflorescence has 3-6 purple spikes which resemble a bird’s foot. Similar to common bermudagrass, however grows more upright.
Adaptation: Adapted to most soil types, performs best on sandy to mix soils. Grows in areas with 25″ annual rainfall or greater.
Uses: Poor for wildlife, good grazing for livestock, excellent for hay production and fair for erosion control. Responds well to high fertility.

Growth Habit Growth Height Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Rh/R 4 in – 2′ Fair Good
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting Time Planting (Drilled) Planting (Broadcast) Planting Depths
20″ . 3-5 lbs/acre HULLED 5-10 lbs/acre HULLED 1/4″
Growth Habit Growth Height
Rh/R 4 in – 2′
Drought Tolerance Cold Tolerance
Fair Good
Min. Rainfall Requirements Planting Time
20″ .
Planting (Drilled) Planting (Broadcast)
3-5 lbs/acre HULLED 5-10 lbs/acre HULLED
Planting Depths
1/4″