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Legacy® Buffalo Grass Plugs

Buchloe dactyloides Legacy
SKU: HC002320
per Tray of 70
Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2024
Buchloe dactyloides 'Legacy®' (Buffalo Grass) is a premium-quality native turf grass variety bred by University of Nebraska agronomists to be a drought tolerant, low care turf grass with the lush look of traditional bluegrass or fescue lawns.
key features
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Type
Average Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Low Maintenance


Buchloe dactyloides 'Legacy®' (Buffalo Grass) is a premium-quality turf variety of Buffalo grass that represents a significant improvement over traditional seed-grown strains. Developed by University of Nebraska agronomists, 'Legacy®' was selected to duplicate the lush green look of traditional bluegrass turf while retaining the outstanding hardiness and drought-resistant (xeric) character that is expected from buffalo grass. Green Thumb Award Winner 2001 4-6" tall.

Propagated from cuttings, this essentially pollen-free buffalo grass is exceptionally robust, spreading quickly with vigorous runners to form a dense, inviting, deep green lawn that withstands heavy foot traffic, pests and diseases.

Buffalo grass grows easily in a wide range of soil types and actually prefers heavy clay. It requires minimal mowing, little or no fertilization (depending on soil type) and forms a tight, highly weed-resistant ground cover. This is a warm season grower best adapted to low rainfall regions that receive 10" to 30" of annual precipitation at elevations below 6,500 to 7000 ft.

This grass typically uses 45-75% less water than Kentucky bluegrass, needing only 2" of water per month to stay during the heat of summer! While all buffalo grass turns a soft beige color when dormant in late fall through mid-spring, 'Legacy®' was developed to up earlier in the spring and hold its color longer into the fall than any other variety. 'Legacy®' is a very quick grower. Using our jumbo plugs you can expect to cover an area planted on 12" x 12" centers in about 3 months, or in only 2 months when planted on 6" x 6" centers (depending on your growing conditions). You can plant our plugs beginning in late spring right through the summer and into the early fall. Plugging a buffalo grass lawn will save up to two-thirds of the cost of buffalo grass sod.

Remember that buffalo grass is not suited to the following conditions:

- More than a half day of shade

- Very sandy soils (Grama Grass is better)

- Elevations greater than 6,500 to 7,000 ft. with short, cool summers. (In these areas, cool season grasses are the best.

One flat of 70 plugs spaced 12" x 12" apart covers 70 sq. ft. Spaced 6" x 6" one flat covers 17.5 sq. ft. (Cutting propagated.) Learn how to plant and maintain Buffalo Grass. or see Lawn Replacement Instructions for more information. A detailed planting and maintenance instruction sheet is provided with each order.

Please note: Our grass plugs ship separately from perennials and seed products. Orders for grass plugs get processed early Monday mornings for shipment that same week.