Sapphire Turf is an excellent choice for those looking for a Buffalo grass with a soft touch and vibrant colour. Sapphire Turf is well known for its excellent texture and its ability to maintain its colour in milder temperatures with proper fertilisation practices during winter.
Sapphire Turf has an excellent winter colour in areas with milder temperatures such as: Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne (provided it is fertilised in April.) It will go dormant in colder areas (e.g. Canberra), but it will hold its winter colour longer than most varieties of Buffalo.
If well established, Sapphire thrives in drought environments such as hot, humid areas.
Similar to other Buffalo varieties, Sapphire Turf has moderate to good shade tolerance and it also tolerates salt well.
Optimal mowing heights for Sapphire Turf are: 35mm – 45mm in full sun and 50mm – 60mm in the shade. Due to its fast growing stolons, Sapphire Turf has excellent injury recovery.