Can I Grow Kentucky Bluegrass in Hawaii?

Hawaii's tropical climate is not a good match for cool-season Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis). Common lawn grasses in Hawaii include Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), Manila grass (Zoysia matrella) and other zoysia species, St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) and centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides).

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Marie Roberts is a freelance writer based in north central Florida. She has a B.S. in horticultural sciences from the University of Florida. Roberts began writing in 2002 and is published in the "Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society."