Centipede Grass is a low, medium textured, slow growing, but aggressive grass, It is more shade tolerant than bermuda grass but less shade tolerant than St. Augustine and zoysiagrass. Since centipede produces only surface runners, it is easily controlled around borders of flower beds and walks.

Centipedegrass is slightly more cold tolerant than St. Augustine grass, but extended periods of 5°F or less can kill Centipedegrass. Centipedegrass is moderately shade tolerant.

Texture: medium

Cold tolerance: fair (damage possible below 15)

Shade tolerance: fair/good

Rate of establishment: slow

Mowing height: medium. First mowing, do not mow Centipede close before the growing season begins.