kenda kikuyu turf and lawn

Sun loving and hard wearing

Kenda® Kikuyu  is the ideal lawn to handle all kinds of wear and tear – whether it be large dogs, active kids or backyard parties.

Botanical Name: Pennisetum clandestinum.

PBR: KIK-203.


  • Thrives in full sun
  • High drought tolerance
  • Quick recovery from wear and tear
  • Bright green colour year-round
  • Soft to the touch and underfoot
  • Low allergenic characteristics
  • Produces little seed head (a common irritant for people with allergies)


  • Bred to be predominantly male sterile, Kenda® Kikuyu doesn’t seed like common Kikuyu so won’t spread.
  • Kenda® Kikuyu has 4 times as many rhizomes as common Kikuyu, so it wears a lot better.
  • Kenda® Kikuyu keeps growing in winter when other warm season turf types stop – has a Green Winter Colour.
  • Kenda® Kikuyu is drought tough and fast establishing due to its large prostrate runners.
  • Kenda® Kikuyu grows more horizontally than vertically – giving it a lower profile when not mown regularly.
  • Kenda® Kikuyu is more uniform and has a denser appearance than common Kikuyu.
  • Kenda® Kikuyu has low allergenic characteristics.
  • Kenda® Kikuyu has a dense leaf which is soft underfoot.
  • When left unmown, Kenda® Kikuyu is shorter than common Kikuyu.