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Bermuda Grass

Cynodon dactylon

Also known as

Indian Couch, Common Couch, Green Couch, Plain Couch, Isifulwane, Isinandi, Uqambalala, Uqethu

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

5m

10cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Bermuda Grass Overview

Most people don't conserve this grass because it invades everywhere, but farmers utilize it for pastures. Disturbed in areas such as gardens, roadsides, overgrazed, trampled areas, uncultivated lands, localities with high levels of nitrogen.

Common problems with Bermuda Grass

Some pests depend on it for nourishment, but they do not affect the growth of this grass. Overgrazing inhibits the growth of this grass.

How to harvest Bermuda Grass

Allow the area of grass you want to harvest seeds from to grow without cutting it for 20 to 30 days. Pull a stalk and hit the seed head lightly against your palm; if it releases seeds, you should harvest immediately.

How to propagate Bermuda Grass

Seed

The seed (grain) is very small, 1,5 mm long, oval, straw-colored to orange-red. Sow 40 grams per square meter during autumn and spring.

Division

Remove leavy parts with roots and replant elsewhere.

Cuttings

Easily roots from cuttings - keep moist until rerooted!

Layering

Natural layering allows new stems touching soil to form roots. Cut loose and replant in new area.

Rhizomes

Rhisomes send out new growth often. When weeding, remove these with the green visible stem and leaves.

Special features of Bermuda Grass

Drought resistant

Pioneer

Other uses of Bermuda Grass

Pastures

Tough green food for cattle

Other uses

Medicinal