Bermudagrass, Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers., is a highly variable, sod forming, warm season turfgrass that spreads by stolons and rhizomes. Growing best in full sun, Bermudagrass is adapted to a wide range of soil conditions. Bermudagrass is both persistent and aggressive with excellent heat, drought and wear tolerance. It has medium to fine leaf texture with a light to medium green color, depending on the variety. There are several improved seeded varieties currently available with dark green color, fine leaf texture and high density. Major improvements in cold tolerance allow new varieties to be grown further north.