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PlantFiles: Buffalo Grass
Buchloe dactyloides 'Legacy'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Buchloe (boo-KLOH-ee) (Info)
Species: dactyloides (dak-ty-LO-id-eez) (Info)
Cultivar: Legacy

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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By Krefting
Thumbnail #1 of Buchloe dactyloides by Krefting


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive duvalderay On Jun 16, 2013, duvalderay from Boise City, ID wrote:

Planted Legacy Buffalo Grass plugs last year. This stuff really thrives in our heavy clay soil and hot, dry summers. Currently watering it 20-minutes per week and it is thriving. I still have conventional turf in one of my zones and it is turning brown with 60-minutes of water per week.

Positive Krefting On May 5, 2006, Krefting from Skiatook, OK wrote:

Beautiful grass that doesn't want to be mowed, watered and wants only a little fertilizer. Good lawn turf that crowds out weeds because it's tall and it doesn't want much water (an 1" a month). Occassional non-allergenic seed heads if watered or fertilized too much. Lawn color is more blueish green than dark green. Handles OK heat in full sun.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lemoore, California
Boise, Idaho
Skiatook, Oklahoma
Boerne, Texas

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