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UC Verde® Buffalo Grass Plugs

Buchloe dactyloides UC Verde
SKU: HC002324
per Tray of 70
Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2024
Buchloe dactyloides 'UC Verde®' (Buffalo Grass) produces a dense turf of soft, bright-green, very fine leaf blades. It is recommended for planting in the high heat conditions found in the lower elevation of the desert Southwest and California. UC Verde Buffalograss It is drought resistant (xeric), requiring only 1/4 inch of water per week, and has a very low pollen rating. Growing 4-8 inches, it requires mowing only once per year.
key features
Growing Zones
Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Hot Desert
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Type
Average Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Groundcover, Low Maintenance


Buchloe dactyloides 'UC Verde®' (Buffalo Grass) produces a dense turf of soft, bright-green, very fine leaf blades. It is excellent for the difficult to grow regions found in the lower elevations of the desert Southwest of Arizona and Southern and coastal California. 'UC Verde®' Buffalo Grass stays greener later in the fall and greens up earlier in the spring than other varieties recommended for this region.

'UC Verde®' Grass Plugs will grow to a maximum height of 4 to 8 inches in most locations. For those preferring a natural look, 'UC Verde®' need only be mowed once a season for maintaining vigor. For a more uniform, manicured effect, mow every 2-3 weeks.

A University of California 2003 introduction, the plant is sterile, does not produce seed and therefore is nearly pollen-free and beneficial for those who suffer from allergies to pollen.

'UC Verde®' only requires 1/4" of water per week and often needs no additional supplemental water once established. 'UC Verde®' qualifies for water rebates in many areas; check with your local water board. Please note that for the first four weeks, the plugs will need to be watered frequently to get the turf established, and supplemental water may be required for the remainder of the first season.

One flat of 70 plugs spaced 12" x 12" apart covers 70 sq. ft. See Lawn Replacement Instructions for more information. A detailed planting and maintenance instruction sheet are provided with each order. Watering will vary depending on the soil type. For clay soils, watering is less often than sandy soil which will require more watering due to the fast draining nature.

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.