Centipede grasses thrive in full sun, but are tolerant of partial shade.
Centipede grasses have a medium texture and medium green colored blades.
Centipede grasses do not look scalped if cutting is delayed too long, i.e., excessive growth is removed.
Centipede grasses are generally more trouble-free than the other grasses if watered properly and fertilized sparingly.
Centipede was introduced by seed from China in 1919. Centipede is slow growing in height, but a highly aggressive colonizing grass that can be depended upon to produce a good, dense, relatively weed-free turf at low maintenance levels. In spite of its aggressiveness, Centipede is easily controlled and usually requires edging only once a year around walks and flowerbeds.