Slow growing grass

Andre Hamel hamel at
Sat Aug 6 09:05:36 EST 1994

Does anyone know where one can obtain seeds for buffalo grass? It's a slow
growing grass.

AND/or where one can get seeds for any other slow growing grass, such as
found in mountains?  (idea is to reduce amount of mowing needed)  :^)

I recall having heard about such grass on CBC radio's "Quirks & Quarks"
about a year ago. ... I suppose I ought to contact them for info, but
thought (hope) somebody on 'net might know.

How well would such grass do in shaded areas (near trees) and in our
Manitoba climate (winters -20 to -40*C throughout Jan-Feb, summers
20-30*C, about 60 cm (24 inch) total ppt'n spread throughout year?

In similar vein, anyone aware of where one can get mold spores that are
rather specific for dandelion ... likewise I recall hearing on Q & Q radio
show about a fungus that will kill dandelions (which, I recall are NOT
indigenous to North America?).

many thanks,
Andre Hamel                                    email: hamel at
Manitoba Government Veterinary Services          lab tel.: (204) 945-7630
545 University Crescent,                              FAX: (204) 945-8062 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, 
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