Warm-Season Grass

Monaco Bermudagrass (couch)                                                                 

(Sowing rate: 0.5 – 1kg/100m2

Exclusively from Barenbrug, Monaco is continuing the legacy founded by Riviera. The newest release from the Johnston Seed breeding program, Monaco is a synthetic variety produced by the intercrossing of five clonal parent lines. Commercial seed is only produced from the Syn-1 generation which results in superior genetic integrity and seed quality year in and year out. Monaco is excellent for use on golf courses, sports turf, and higher quality lawns. It has excellent density and wear tolerance. Bred for a genetically darker green colour, it also has quicker spring  green-up, high fall colour retention, and winter hardiness, Monaco will make a great addition to your landscape!


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Watch more about the future of seeded bermudagrass below. 


Maya Bermudagrass (couch)                                                          

(Sowing rate: 0.5 – 1kg/100m2

Rated one of the top varieties in the independent NTEP trials. Maya is a new variety of seeded bermudagrass from Barenbrug. In the NTEP (National Turfgrass Evaluation Program) trial (2007 - 2012) Maya scored exceptionally well for improved turf performance, disease resistance, excellent colour and leaf texture. Being a seeded variety Maya will establish into a superior bermudagrass turf and has a wide range of adaptation.

Read more information on Maya here

Transcontinental Bermudagrass (couch)                                          

(Sowing rate: 1kg/100m2

Transcontinental represents a new generation of improved turf quality, colour and performance. With improved cold tolerance for winter survival, it has been used in the ACT in a full golf course fairway conversion (Gold Creek) with great success.


Download a copy of the Transcontinental factsheet.


Queensland Blue Couch  

(Sowing rate: 1kg/100m2 ) Best sowing times are September to early March.


Queensland blue couch is an excellent choice to produces a soft, fine leaf grass lawn which as its name suggests has a blue-green tinge. It is ideal for tropical and sub-tropical areas, where it grows well on a wide range of neutral to acid soils.

In Queensland, it is tolerant of very acid soils (pH 5.5 and lower) and is a very dominant grass when compared to other warm season varieties, particularly under low fertility conditions. It has good drought tolerance and recovers well from drought following rainfall events.

QLD blue couch doesn’t have great shade tolerance like other couch varieties, however is tolerant of temporary waterlogging, but has a low tolerance of salinity.

Seed is available in AgriCOTE.



(Sowing rate: 0.5 – 1.5kg/100m2

Kikuyu is a versatile and popular turf species for roadsides, nature strips, lawns, sporting fields and other public areas looking for a soft drought tolerant turf species. Preferring full sun, Kikuyu is renowned for its strong rhizome growth during summer. It can tolerate some soil salinity and salt spray making it an excellent choice along coastal parks and foreshore turf areas.


Key Features

  • Warm-season turf grass – light green colour
  • Excellent for erosion control
  • Prefers full sun
  • Excellent drought tolerance with some salt tolerance
  • Preferred lawn mow height 25-50 mm
  • Medium traffic tolerance
  • Enhanced by AgriCOTE seed treatment


For new seeding turf applications, it is recommended to plant 0.5-1.5 kg per 100m2 of Agricote Kikuyu at a depth of @ 1-5 mm. The recommended planting times are spring through summer like bermudagrass.     


Pensacola Bahiagrass                                                                 

(Sowing rate: 3-4 kg per 100m2)      

Pensacola Bahiagrass is the most popular variety of Bahia. It has long, slim (narrow) leaves with a root system that can grows to depths of 2 meters. Pensacola has better cold-tolerance than the other Bahia's and excellent drought-resistant with better shade tolerance than bermudagrass. In southern Queensland, it is a major perennial grass weed species in parks and urban open space areas.


Pensacola bahia’s ability to withstand drought better than most other grasses makes it well suited to low maintenance areas with limited irrigation. It is used turf situations such as roadsides, lawns, inter rows situations and airports. Seeds can take some time to establish but once established, it becomes a dominant turf species due to its robust root system and dense mat of stolons and rhizomes.


Key Features

  • Warm-season turf grass – light green colour
  • Excellent for long term erosion control
  • Prefers full sun but can handle some shade
  • Excellent heat tolerance and drought tolerance
  • Excellent choice for low water and low nutrient situations
  • Preferred lawn mow height 40-50 mm
  • Performs well in low fertile sandy soils
  • Good traffic tolerance


For new seeding turf applications, it is recommended to plant 3-4 kg per 100m2 of Agricote Pensacola at a depth of 5 mm. The recommended planting times are spring through summer, like bermudagrass.