Cody Buffalo Grass

Buchloƫ dactyloides 'Cody'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Grass
Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Description: Warm-season grass developed to be grown as a turfgrass. It's short growth height requires less mowing and can be left unmowed altogether. This variety has been bred for greater cold hardiness, heat tolerance and drought resistance. Gray-green foliage appears mid-May and goes dormant in mid-September. Uses less than half the amount required to keep Kentucky bluegrass growing healthy.
Plant Care: Mow regularly so that not more than 1/3rd of the leaf is removed each time. Mow up to 2 to 3 inches or not at all for a longer look. Provide adequate water, but avoid overwatering. Fertilize 2 per year, once in late-spring and once in fall. Aeration might not be necessary except in very compacted soils. Dethatching is not necessary. Most weeds can be controlled through maintaining a healthy and competitive lawn. Otherwise, use appropriate weed control methods including hand pulling and appropriate herbicide use including pre-emergent herbicides to help compete with early-spring weeds.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Mature Size: 4-6" tall x 72" wide
Utah Native: Yes
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: No
Foliage Interest: No
Localscapes: Central Open Shape
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Color: Green, Inconspicuous
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Aug

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Low

Garden Location:

  • Planting Path
    • Turf Tips
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter