Argentine Bahia

Brown’s Raw Argentine Bahia Grass Seed

Argentine Bahia is popular for its low maintenance, deep roots, and drought tolerance. This lawn and pasture seed are common throughout the southern United States, particularly in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, southeast Oklahoma, northeast and southeast Texas, and southwest California. Argentine Bahia is perfect for wet areas because of its high water tolerance. However, it is susceptible to cold, which is why it is recommended for use in year-round warmer climates.

Argentine Bahia Grass Seed Information


Planting Time: Spring/Summer

Type: Permanent

Maintenance: Low

Applications: Lawns and Pastures

Germination Period: 12-24 Months

Climate: Southern United States

Seed Rate: 5-10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. (lawns); 25-100lbs. per acre (pastures)

Seed Depth: ¼ inch

Height: Lawn – 3-5 inches; Pasture – 8-20 inches

Planting Instructions


New Lawns: 5-10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. After seeding, apply 5-10 lbs. of slow-release fertilizer (per 1000 sq. ft.) in late spring, mid-summer, late summer, and early fall each year for the first two years. Once the lawn is established, apply 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. twice a year (mid-summer, late summer).

Overseeding: 2-5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. Remove unwanted vegetation then spread bare spots with seed either by hand or with a spreader. Lightly rake, making sure the seed is no deeper than ¼ inch.


New Pastures: 25-100 lbs. per acre. After seeding, apply 250 – 350 lbs. of slow-release fertilizer per acre in late spring, mid-summer, and early fall. Proper fertilization is essential, especially if it is used for grazing animals.

Overseeding: 50 lbs. per acre is a good rule of thumb; however, this could be more or less depending on the quantity of existing good grass.

Climate Zone(s)

  • Warm Season
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