Emerald Kikuyu is a turf type kikuyu that has a darker green colour and is more cold tolerant than other warm season grasses. Emerald Kikuyu retains its green colour better. It also withstands heat and drought well and is not susceptible to many of the common turf pests or diseases. It has good tolerance of wear and quickly recovers from injury. Its fine dense habit means it provides an excellent turf for the home gardener.