Argentine Bahia is a Bahia "selection" of Bahiagrass that
originated from the country of Argentina in South America. The variety was
developed by University initially for its forage production qualities. This
vareity is also sometimes referred to as "Argentina" Bahia. Argentine has
wide broad leaves with a good darker green color, making it more suitable for
Lawns in Florida and other Coastal Southern states. It's susceptibility to cold,
results in winter kill of stands planted North of approximately Tifton, Georgia.
It is used extensively for lawns, because of its attractive look and the fact that
it produces less "objectionable" seed heads than other Bahias. Best for use in full sun areas.
Argentine & Shade - Argentine Bahia has minimal shade tolerance. Best choice for shade in warm
season lawns is a St. Augustine Grass - Bahiagrass will slowly thin out under the drip line of
shady trees and will generally not survive long term as the shade tolerance is limited. Argentine
tends to have slightly higher shade tolerance than Pensacola. In general it should be used for full sun areas.