CitraBlue™ St. Augustine Grass Plugs

As low as $69.99
Availability: In stock
SKU
10004726

New blue hue on the market! CitraBlue™ St. Augustine Grass plugs (Stenotaphrum secundatum ‘FSA1602’) are a fantastic warm-season blue-green variety of St. Augustine grass! Exclusively licensed to support the organization of the University of Florida’s turfgrass breeding program.

Featuring high foot traffic resistance and tolerance to a wide range of soil types, including clay, you’ll enjoy easy-care beauty and tough resilience without a lot of worries! Commercial and residential, this is a drought-resistant warm-season grass for the Southern States and hot climates!

CitraBlue™ is heat-hardy and tolerant in growing zones 8 through 11! Plant anywhere you’ll have regular foot traffic or trickier soil conditions to contend with, as well as standing up to some shade without dead patches or thinning.

How Many Plug Trays Should I Order?

CitraBlue™ St. Augustine Grass can best be maintained at around 2 - 4 inches in height so you mow less! Water and fertilize as usual, but with improved disease resistance, you’ll use fewer sprays and less worry!

NatureHills.com turfgrass plugs are healthy 1 ½ inch square X 2 ¼ inches deep. CitraBlue™ is sold by the tray, with 70 plugs in each tray, so coverage will depend on how closely they’re planted, however, recommended spacing is 6-12 inches. See the table below for shipping times, square footage and spacing.

  • Striking Blue-Green Warm Season Grass
  • Heat & Drought Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Great Disease Resistance
  • Hardy USDA Growing Zones 8 - 11

#ProPlantTips for Care:

St. Augustine plugs are Easy to Install. Irrigate the ground thoroughly several days ahead of planting, then maintain soil moisture consistently afterward. Apply a light amount of organic fertilizer. Install by punching 1-inch holes in the ground. We recommend planting the plugs one foot apart. Gently remove the plugs from the tray by pushing them up from the bottom. Do not PULL them from the top as this may damage the roots.

CitraBlue™ St. Augustine Grass is a fantastic warm-season grass with incredible blue-green color all season! Foot traffic and heat tolerance for clay and sandy soils! Order your quality grass plugs today at NatureHills.com!

Grass Planting Instructions

Grass Plug Shipping Times

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

CitraBlue™ St. Augustine Grass Plugs Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Stenotaphrum secundatum FSA1602'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 1 - 2 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No