Weeping Lovegrass #11606

Weeping Lovegrass #11606

Weeping Lovegrass is a rapidly growing warm-season perennial bunchgrass with narrow leaves emerging from a tight tuft with the tips almost touching the ground. The drooping leaf characteristic gives rise to the name "weeping" lovegrass. The plant itself rarely reaches above 12 inches; however, the seed heads reach a height of 30 to 40 inches and contain numerous small, fine seeds.

Weeping lovegrass is used as a temporary cover for erosion control purposes. It prefers a light-textured, welldrained soil, and will thrive on soils of low fertility. Climatic conditions determine its range of adaptation. Low winter temperatures will prevent regrowth and cause the grass to act as an annual or a short-lived perennial. Weeping lovegrass is distributed throughout the southern United States for erosion control and forage. Weeping lovegrass when fertilized properly will have good forage quality unless seedhead formation is allowed, upon which palatability declines rapidly.

Planting Date: April to June 

Planting Rate: 1/8 to 1/4 lbs per 1000 sq/ft for small area.

Broadcast Rate Overseed: 5 to 10 lbs per acre.

Coverage Depth: 1/8" to 1/2" maximum

Days to maturity: 120