Wilman Lovegrass

Wilman Lovegrass establishes quickly, and is therefore used sometimes in native mixes to help establish ground cover and prevent erosion. It is a warm-season perennial bunchgrass introduced from South Africa. Wilman has been evaluated on a wide variety of soil types in Central and South Texas and appears to have survived cold winters with temperatures of -5° F. Although Wilman is of the same genus, it bears little resemblance to the well known varieties of lovegrass and is more palatable than other lovegrass varieties.

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Description

Wilman Lovegrass is a warm-season perennial bunchgrass introduced from South Africa that grows 3-5’ in height. Wilman Lovegrass establishes quickly, and is therefore used sometimes in native mixes to help establish ground cover and prevent erosion. Wilman has been evaluated on a wide variety of soil types in Central and South Texas and appears to have survived cold winters with temperatures of -5° F.

Although Wilman is of the same genus, it bears little resemblance to the well known varieties of native lovegrasses and is more palatable.  Wilman lovegrass is less invasive than most introduced grasses, although it can spread and limit plant diversity on very sandy soils in the South Texas Sand Sheet and Llano Uplift regions.  Caution should be heeded when using it on areas where native plant diversity is desired.

Planting: Plant in the spring at a rate of 1-2 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/4 inch deep.

Soil: Grows in a variety of soils.

Height: 3-5 feet

Type: Warm Season Perennial

Region: Texas-wide

Additional information

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Grass

Height

3-5'