Sapphire is a quality modern soft leaf buffalo lawn type available as a buffalo lawn option for Australian homeowners wishing to purchase a new buffalo lawn type.
So let's take a brief look and overview of another of Australia's favourite buffalo lawn types. The following information is based on independent buffalo grass research sponsored by all buffalo grass license holders in Australia.
Sapphire is best known as Australia's most shade tolerant buffalo grass.
Sapphire buffalo performs very well when grown in full sun, developing low levels of thatch, and low levels of seeding, and coming in second place just behind Palmetto for quality ratings for buffalo grown in full sun conditions.
Sapphire has very low seeding levels, falling just behind the Palmetto winner by a hair's whisker in this important quality trait.
Trailing only just behind Palmetto again, Sapphire came equal to Palmetto for least thatch buildup in full sun, and only a tiny fraction behind Palmetto for least thatch buildup in partial shade.
Sapphire is a slower growing buffalo grass, which will require less lawn mowing and maintenance than most other buffalo types.
Sapphire maintains good colour in sun and shaded conditions year round. Though not the winner in these trials, the results were so close together that we can still determine the quality of colour for this grass.
Sapphire didn't perform its best for seeding trials when grown in shaded conditions, which is of minimal consideration. Nor for heaviest wear and tear conditions, which may be due to its slower growing characteristic which is otherwise a good quality trait.
The most unique characteristics of Sapphire are its fine leaf, which makes it the finest leaf buffalo grass available in Australia today.
Sapphire also has a very unique slight blue hue, from which it derives its name.
History Of Sapphire Buffalo
Sapphire buffalo was intensively bred from the older Sir Walter variant to display new and unique qualities which weren't found in the older grass.
Sapphire buffalo was first released in 2002.
The Australian born and bred Sapphire has also been extremely well received by turf growers and homeowners in the United States, as another quality Aussie export now gaining great popularity around the world.
Sapphire - Recommendations
Based on independent buffalo grass research studies, we consider Sapphire to be a premium soft buffalo grass, equal amongst it peers for quality, and with its own unique strengths.
Sapphire Buffalo is therefore recommended for consideration when choosing a new buffalo lawn.
Is Sapphire The Best Lawn For My Home
When considering any new buffalo lawn, we recommend reading our Ultimate Buffalo Grass Review, as well as our accompanying Buffalo Grass Quality Ratings to discover the true quality ratings of the more popular buffalo grasses being sold in Australia today, in comparison to each other.