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Regions 5,6 - Dry-Med
Buffalo Grass is a 4" to 8" tall native perennial warm season grass and a principal grassland component of the short grass prairies. It is extremely drought tolerant, growing best in dry to medium moisture, well drained clay soils. Buffalo Grass is often used erosion control because of its spreading ability and it is commonly used as a low maintenance lawn grass. It only requires mowing once each year, however, it will go dormant after the first frost and will not green-up until the soil warms in the spring. It is easily established from seed and is an important forage plant in the west.