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Sir Walter Buffalo Grass

Sir Walter is another quality soft leaf buffalo grass available for consideration when buying a new buffalo lawn type for our homes.

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.

Best Traits

Sir Walter held consistently good colour throughout the year in full sun and partial shade.

Good Traits

Sir Walter buffalo had decent shade tolerance levels, sitting in middle place behind the winner Sapphire, and the runner up Matilda.

Sir Walter did well in wear and tear trials, but falling behind the winner Matilda.

Sir Walter performed well in thatch trials in the most important full sun conditions, coming in at third place.

Worst Traits

Sir Walter didn't perform well in seeding levels in either full sun or partial shade.

Sir Walter didn't perform well in drought tolerance and recovery.

Sir Walter was the fastest growing buffalo grass in the trials, and will require more frequent lawn mowing than other buffalo types.

Unique Characteristics

Sir Walter doesn't seem to have any unique characteristics which are different enough from other buffalo grasses to provide further information here. Unlike Sapphire which has a fine leaf and blue hue, or Matilda which is a dwarf buffalo.

The leaf blade of Sir Walter is of a fairly standard width compared to other buffalo grasses, but is still wider than most other soft buffalo grasses.

Sir Walter may also be considered unique amongst other buffalo grasses when we consider the license for this grass. Which was unusually licensed under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR), and was not Trademarked like most other soft buffalo grasses. Under such a license, Sir Walter will enter into public property as a generic grass in March 2018.

History Of Sir Walter

Sir Walter was selectively bred from the old Shademaster buffalo to improve on the quality characteristics of the older parent buffalo grass. Matilda buffalo was also bred from Shademaster, which then makes Sir Walter and Matilda brother plants.

Sir Walter - Recommendations

Based on independent buffalo grass research studies, we consider Sir Walter to be a premium soft buffalo grass, equal amongst it peers for quality, and with its own unique strengths.

Sir Walter Buffalo is therefore recommended for consideration when choosing a new buffalo lawn.

Is Sir Walter 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.

Buffalo Grass Research:
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