|Zoysia subsp. var.||Zoysiagrass|
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Zoysia (after Karl von Zoys, an Austrian botanist). Gramineae. Low creeping maritime perennials, sometimes used for lawns and putting-greens. Propagated by cuttings of the rhizomes.
Flowers in a close spike-like panicle; spikelets closely appressed, 1-fld., awnless, the single glume coriaceous, acute, compressed, inclosing the lemma and palea.— Species 4. S. E. Asia and Australasia.
Genus of 5 warm season, creeping grasses, used for lawn turf. Grow from both runners and rhizomes. Sharply pointed stiff leaves are rounded to a little flattened, and may have hairs by the base. Leaf margins are smooth and surface can bee fine to coarse in its texture. Short stalks produces little sheathed spikes or spikelets with just one flower on it.
Usually planted late spring/early summer as springs or plugs. Adapt to majority of soils in full sun, but can also tolerate shade.
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Selected species and hybrids:
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
- Flora: The Gardener's Bible, by Sean Hogan. Global Book Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0881926248
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