Seville is a semi-dwarf St. Augustine with a compact low growth habit. Seville is probably one of the most shade tolerant amongst all St Augustine grasses. Exhibiting dark green color, Seville does well in the full sun as well as in moderate shade with 6-7 hours of sunlight throughout the day. Council Growers recommends mowing Seville at 2-2.5 inches in height. While Seville, like most St. Augustine varieties, can be susceptible to chinch bugs, gray leaf spot and other turf diseases, this is still a great grass for the Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas.

Seville Characteristics


  • Uses: Golf, Commercial, Sports/Parks, Home
  • Color: Blue-Green
  • Blade Width: ?? mm
  • Feel: Soft
  • Fall Color Retention: Very Good
  • Spring Greenup: Very Good


  • Soils: Sand, Clay
  • Growth: Stolons
  • Wear: Excellent
  • Injury Recovery: Excellent
  • Insects: Good
  • Diseases: Very Good


  • Heat: Excellent
  • Cold: Very Good
  • Shade: Very Good
  • Drought: Excellent
  • Salt: Very Good


  • Mower: Standard Rotary
  • Height: 2-2.5″
  • Weed Control: Very Good


St. Augustine Seville is considered a dwarf grass that is a much finer textured grass than Floratam. Seville is blue-green in color with excellent color retention. Seville tolerates salt, shade, and drought well. Its leaf blade gives it a unique appearance preferred by many homeowners. Among the St. Augustine grasses, Seville is considered one of the most shade tolerant and with only 6 to 7 hours of sunlight, it is a favorite choice among landscapers for lawns with moderate shade. St. Augustine Seville grass can make your home look beautiful with greenery without a high amount of lawn care. St. Augustine Seville, with the proper routine maintenance through the establishment period, will take root in the soil and fills out to a beautiful, natural-looking lawn. Contact G to Z Turf Services for more information.

Seville Maintenance

  • St. Augustine Seville grass should be mowed to a height of 2– 2 1/2 inches
  • It is susceptible to thatch, chinch bug and webworm damage, but is resistant to SADV
  • Fertilizer is needed to maintain good cover and healthy growth characteristics. Supplemental irrigation may be needed when there is not enough rain. Pesticides may be needed periodically, but their use can be minimized if other cultural practices (mowing, irrigation, fertilization) are done correctly.