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Pensacola Bahia

  1. Lawn
  2. Horse Pasture
  3. Erosion Control
Pensacola Bahia Grass Seed is used for lawn, pasture and erosion control applications in tropical climates such as QLD, NT and WA. It is a great choice for horse pastures, boundary areas and erosion control seeding. It can be used on sporting ovals in combination with other grasses such as Bermuda Couch as it establishes quickly and assists in protecting other varieties of seed during germination in warmer climates.
Pensacola has a high tolerance to acid soils and is suited to well drained light textured soils. Pensacola Bahia grass seed is excellent for sandy soils that many other grass varieties struggle to survive.
Pensacola Bahia has an extensive root system which makes it extremely drought resistant. It tolerates hot and cold temperatures well, and while frost can damage the top growth of the leaf, it recovers well.
Pensacola Bahia has a medium to fine blade width and medium green color. It starts its growth in early Spring and continues its growth vigorously until mid-summer. It is shade tolerant and develops prolific seed heads through its active growth phase.
Pensacola Bahia seed is the most widely used of all the Bahia grass seed varieties.
Sowing Rate: Pensacola Bahiagrass seed should be applied at 2.5 to 4.5kg per 100m2 of lawn or 10-40kg per acre.

FROM $ 189

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  • Very drought tolerant
  • Very competitive, good for weed control
  • Good shade tolerance
  • Very persistent
  • Tolerant of heavy grazing pressure

Seed & package details: 100% Pensacola Bahia Seed 85% Min Germination, 98% purity.

Ideal Usage: Lawns, Pasture

Seeding rates:

  • New Lawns: 10 grams per square meter. For example: if you have 100 square meters you will need 1 kg.
  • Overseeding: 5 grams per square meter.

Where can I sow this grass in Australia?

Areas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7


Germination expectations: You will see germination in 14-21 days.

Shade Tolerance: Good Daily Sunlight Required: 6+ hours

Drought tolerance: Excellent

Frost Resistance: Poor

Traffic Tolerance: Excellent

Pasture Seed and Animal Health

When purchasing seeds through McKays Grass Seeds, the buyer acknowledges that McKays Grass Seeds is not liable for any animal health issues that may arise from our pasture seeds. It is the buyers responsibility to contact a certified agronomist to ensure they are purchasing the correct seeds, in the correct quantities for their property and animals.


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  • Warm
  • Cool

Warm season grasses thrive during the warmer months in Spring and Summer and may go dormant in cooler climates through winter.

Cool season grasses thrive during the cooler months in Winter

Seed information

Shade tolerance (Weather)

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade
  • Heavy Shade
  • Full Shade

Drought tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Traffic tolerance (Weather)

  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Frost tolerance

  • Poor
  • Moderate
  • Good
  • Excellent

Average days to germination

  • 2-3 Weeks
  • 2-4 Weeks
  • 3-4 Weeks

Free Shipping On All Orders Over $50

We provide free shipping to Australia for all orders where the total cart value exceeds $50.00 AUD

Standard Delivery

Australia Wide

$9 - Orders are dispatched within 24 hours via regular Australia post(3-5 Business days)

Express Post Transport Within Australia

Have your order sent via AusPost EXPRESS POST for a flat rate of $15

WA Customers

Due to quarantine restrictions, a $75 fee may apply on any seed products shipped to WA that would need to be cleared by customs. For any WA orders, contact us directly to enquire and place an oder

Pick-up Not Available

Unfortunately, we do not offer local pick-up