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Benifits

● Excellent drought tolerance
● Provides quality forage and or hay for all classes of livestock
● The dense foliage provides nesting and cover sites for game birds.
● Excellent Choice for deep doughty sandy soils

Wilman Lovegrass is an introduced species from South Africa. The plants grow 2 to 4 feet tall with many slender leaves that grow from the base of the plant. This grass provides quality forage for livestock and good cover for game birds.

The most limiting factor associated with this grass is that it lacks cold tolerance, which limits it area of adaptation. This grass thrives best on medium-textured, deep soils especially sandy, low or depleted organic soils. It is suitable to plant for forage or hay and for soil stabilization. It can be planted in seed mixtures with other improved or native grasses, or as a mono-culture for hay or grazing.

Planting Information:

Planting Rate 
   Drill/Row
1 1/2- 2 plslbs/acre
   Broadcast:
2-3 pls lbs/ acre
Planting Depth:
1/4 inch
Perfered Soil Type:
Sandy - Clay Loam 
Perfered Soil pH
5.5 - 7.5
Rainfall Requirments
16-30 inches
Flood Tolerance
Fair-Poor
Drought Tolerance:
Good 
Cold Tolerance:
Good

Plant Growth Characteristics:

Life Cycle:
Perennial
Season of Use:
Spring - Early Fall
Native/Introduced:
Introduced
Growth Habit:
Bunch Grass
Plant Height:
24-36 Inches
Seedling Vigor
Good
Method of Reproduction:
Seed
Reseeding Traits:
Fair-Good
Recovery after Clipping:
Good

Plant Use:

Grazing
   Contiuous Grazing
Fair
   Rotational Grazing
Good
  Hay
Fair-Good
Livestock
    Cattle
Good
     Horses
Fair
     Sheep/Goats
Good
Wildlife:
    Deer
Fair- Poor
    Quail
Good
    Dove
Fair
    Turkey
Fair