Whittet is a coarse textured kikuyu which is is taller, and has broader leaves and rhizomes and longer internodes than common kikuyu. It is a rhizomatous and stoloniferous species, with stems 8–15 cm high (unmown). Leaf blades are 1–12 cm long and up to 6 mm wide; folded when young and flattened when mature. The leaf sheaths are yellow-green. Flowering is prolific and seed production is high when clipped. Whittet requires routine mowing to produce a dense turf sward. However, regular mowing also stimulates flowering expression in this variety i.e. white filaments are noticible and are left on the turf surface following mowing. The best time for sowing is late spring to late summer, as long as your temperature is within the optimum temperatures of 18-29°C, you can expect germination.