Pursley Turf in Florida released Cashmere zoysiagrass in 1988. This cultivar of zoysiagrass resembles Emerald zoysiagrass in color, density, and texture, but does not exhibit the stiff, bristle-like feel common to Emerald. Cold and shade tolerance and shade tolerance is not fully known; therefore, it is recommended that Cashmere be grown in the central and southern areas of the state. Pursley Turf recommends that this cultivar be grown in soil containing clay, shell, rock, marl, or sand.
Zoysiagrasses are among the most wear tolerant turf grasses. However, their slow rate of growth gives them poor recuperative potential.
- Shade tolerance: fair/good
- Cold tolerance: good
- Traffic: fair/good
- Rate of establishment: slow
- Fertilization: regular feeding
- Watering: weekly regular, but will tolerate some drought conditions
- Mowing height: 3/4" - 2"