Lovegrass

Species: Wilman lovegrass (Eragrostis superba Peyr.)
Cultivars: Wilman
Origin: Africa
Use: Grazing
Description:
General:
Life Span:
3-5 feet tall, bunchgrass.
Short-lived perennial
Adaptation:
pH:
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Rainfall:
Temperature:
5.5-7.5
Sandy-loam, clay-loam (Blacklands).
10-18 inches.
May winter kill in north Texas (similar to Kleingrass).
Management:
Seeding Rate:
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Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
3-5 lb/A
March-May
0.25-0.5 inch
$8/16; $24-40/Acre
May-September
3000-6000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Lovegrass is often used in mixtures with native grasses due to early establishment and failure to persist over time.
  • Excellent quality.
  • Relatively easy to establish.

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