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CitraBlue® St. Augustine is an improved St. Augustine turfgrass variety developed by the University of Florida turfgrass breeding program under the sponsored Research Service Agreement with the Turfgrass Producers of Florida, Inc. (TPF). CitraBlue St. Augustine is exclusively licensed to TPF by Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc., a direct support organization of the University of Florida. CitraBlue St. Augustine features a distinctive blue-green color with excellent resistance to gray leaf spot, large patch, and take-all-root rot. Additionally, it has good shade tolerance and its dense canopy is more competitive against weeds compared to Floratam. CitraBlue is marketed by Sod Solutions, Inc. and has become commercially available as of late 2019 with more widespread availability in the spring of 2020.
CitraBlue® St. Augustine is a patented and trademarked product of Sod Solutions, Inc.
University of Florida’s Dr. Kevin Kenworthy has done extensive research on CitraBlue® and here are just two of the more recent studies. CitraBlue is a shade tolerant, dark blue-green st. augustinegrass that has improved disease resistance.
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