Floratam Grass is a variety of St. Augustine released by the University of Florida and Texas A&M University (hence the name: Flora TAM) in 1973. This cultivar was created to resist chinch bug and St. Augustine Decline (SAD) disease.

Floratam is a thriving grass with aggressive stolons (above ground runners) that can grow up to 3/4 inch per day! Among other Florida sods, Floratam St. Augustine is king. It is a coarse, fast spreading variety of turf most adaptable to Florida soil and best suited for full sun areas. Its thick growing nature keeps weeds in check with proper maintenance. Floratam flourishes in high temperature summers, which makes it the ideal choice for most Florida homes.

University of Florida recommends mowing Floratam to a height of 3.5–4 inches.