Sapphire® Soft Leaf Buffalo has many of the same excellent Buffalo characteristics with the added advantage of a superior soft leaf. It has an extra fine texture that makes for a soft, luxuriant turf. This means the grass is a pleasure to lie on. Although it is so soft, it is also hard wearing, quickly recovers from damage and is shade tolerant.

Sapphire® Soft Leaf Buffalo can be used in a number of areas around Australia and provides an attractive ground cover that is also very soft to the touch. It has a very fine appearance but maintains the advantages of great winter colour and excellent disease resistance.

Sapphire® Soft Leaf Buffalo is also shade resistant. It has been proven by independent studies to be the most shade tolerant Buffalo lawn variety. It also requires less water than many lawn types. It is drought tolerant and continues to perform well with less watering.

Shade Tolerance


Drought Tolerance

Wear Tolerance

Expect to Pay
$10 – $15* / m2


  • Sapphire® is Australia's "number 1" Buffalo for shade tolerance.
  • Sapphire® looks finer than other Buffalos due to its narow-folded blade, making it very high performing Soft Leaf Buffalo.
  • Due to its high performance and fast stolon/runner growth, Sapphire® recovers quickly from wear.
  • Sapphire® has a slight blue-ish tinge and runners are dark green unlike other popular Buffalos which are largely purple.
  • Sapphire® has a dense root system, unlike other commercial Buffalos, improving drought tolerance.
  • Sapphire® is reliable and well-regarded to grow quickly after transplanting. A new root system establishes within 14-days of planting/sprigging with good upkeep.
  • Sapphire® meets the Erosion Control Australian Standard No# AS5181: 2017 - Use and installation of turf as an erosion, nutrient and sediment control measure

Suggested Use


  • Manicured appearance is excellent for high-end consumer
  • Darf leaf colour attractive to lawn enthusiast


  • Fast runner/stolen growth for a quick recovery rate from wear and damage
  • Dark leaf colour and soft texture - attractive for longer in winter

Download the full Sapphire® Soft Leaf Buffalo Technical Data Sheet