Supreme is a great residential

grass for high-end homes,

especially in coastal settings.

Supreme maintains a beautiful

color and has minimal fertilizer

and chemical requirements.



Although seashore paspalum (Paspalum vaginatum) is the

newest "buzz" word in the turf industry today, paspalum has

been around for many years. The cultivar Adalayd was

discovered by Hugh Whiting in the early 1970's and patented

soon after.


                                   From those early beginnings,  several

                                   varieties of seashore  paspalum have

                                   been developed by Dr. R.R. Duncan at

                                   the University of  Georgia's Griffin

                                   Experiment Station. SeaIsle1, SeaIsle2000

                                   and Sea Isle Supreme were created,

                                   respectively, to take advantage of the unique

                                   properties inherent in this tropical and

                                   sub-tropical native species. Seashore paspalum

                                   is a warm season turf grass that grows naturally

                                   in coastal environments, often in brackish

                                   marsh water or in close proximity to ocean

waters. It also grows in areas that receive extended periods of heavy rains

and low light intensity. Its best growth occurs in response to warm temperatures and long day lengths. All of the cultivated species seek to improve upon those natural growing characteristics.


Sea Isle Supreme Quick Cuts:


   • Most salt tolerant turf grass

   • Gray and effluent water can be used regardless of contaminant levels

   • Helps clean up contaminated soils and water

   • Tolerates soil pH levels from 4.0 to 9.8

   • Largely unaffected by salt spray, water logging and periodic flooding

   • Low fertilization requirements

   • Minimal pesticide requirements

   • Good rooting in sandy, clay or muck-type soils

   • Darker green color than bermuda grass

   • Excellent low light intensity tolerance (cloudy, foggy, smoggy conditions)

   • Root growth and functionality still maintained in 40-55 degrees F soil temp

     (cold tolerant)

   • Maintains color during cold weather

   • Low tree shade tolerance (similar to bermuda grass)

   • Tolerates irrigation water containing high dissolved solids (halophyte or



Photos used throughout this website courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina,

Old Collier in Naples, Florida and South Seas Resort in Captiva Island, Florida.