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This beautiful grass is used for beautification and soil stabilization. It produces ornamental, wispy plumes. Perennial. (Eragrostis curvula)

Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size Up to 36" tall
Bloom Time Mid summer

Plant Information

Weeping Lovegrass prefers full sun and is extremely drought-tolerant. It blooms midsummer.
Associated SKUs
ERCLB (1 Pound)
ERCLB5 (5 Pounds)
ERCLB25 (25 Pounds)
Common Name Weeping Lovegrass
Botanical Name Eragrostis curvula
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height Up to 36" tall
Bloom Time Mid summer
Grass Type Warm Season
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1 lb covers 10,890 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 1.25 acres
25 lbs covers 6.25 acres
Seeds Per Pound 1,482,000
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages Groundcover, Erosion Control
Additional Information An ornamental grass used for soil stabilization. Fast growing.
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting & Care

Download our printable Grass Planting Guide, with Seeding Rates.

Create a Low-Maintenance Lawn or Add Nutrients to Your Soil with Grass and Groundcover Seeds.

Orchard Grass
Orchard Grass is a versatile variety that can be planted as a cover crop.

Getting Started: When to Plant

Planting Grass Seed in Fall or Spring: The ideal time to plant grass seed varies by hardiness zone, but is usually in the spring, once temperatures have reached a consistent 60 F and there is no more danger of frost. Grass can be planted through the end of July but no later. If you’re planting in the fall, wait until after there have been a few killing frosts so the seeds you plant will lie dormant until the spring.

Planting as a Cover Crop or Green Manure

If you're planting grasses, legumes or clover to replenish nutrients, suppress weeds or more, we recommend planting in early to mid fall. Let the grass grow until frost. Come spring, mow before it goes to seed and then till the soil. Wait 3-6 weeks before planting new crops.

Which plants are best for cover crops?

Clover, Peas, Vetch and Rye Grass.

Planting Rates: How Much Seed Do I Need?

Planting rates vary depending on the size of the seed. A larger seed (such as a Fescue) can be seeded at 10lbs/1,000 square feet. A smaller seed (such as a Bluegrass) can be seeded as low as 2lbs/1,000 square feet. To see planting rates for each individual variety, please view the chart on the back page of this guide.

If you’re still unsure of how much seed to use in your area, please give us a call at (877) 309-7333.

Preparing the Area for Planting

We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eliminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump free before planting. If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add a product to help aerate your soil (such as LazyMan Liquid Gold™) to improve seed germination, but this is not necessary.

Step-By-Step Planting Instructions

Medium Red Clover
Medium Red Clover helps add nutrients to soil.
  1. After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended rate. See the back of the this guide for seeding rates. To make sure you're spreading the seed evenly, scatter 1/2 of the seed walking north to south and 1/2 of the seed walking east to west.
  2. If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth.
  3. Many choose to cover their grass seed after planting, even though this is not necessary. If you do choose to cover your seed to help retain moisture and hold the seed in place, we recommend a maximum depth of 1/4”. You can cover the seed with topsoil, sterilized straw, or peat moss. Coated seeds such as Bermuda and Clover seeds should not be covered more than an 1/8” deep.
  4. Water gently and regularly, keeping the seeds moist until they begin to sprout. This could mean watering more than once a day if you’re having a dry spell. Once the seeds sprout, water deeply and less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.
  5. Do not mow until your lawn is at the recommended height. This information can be found on our website at the specific product page. For most grasses, this is about 3-6 weeks after planting, but could be longer depending on growing conditions. Remember to be gentle when mowing the first few times — the seedlings will be somewhat tender.
  6. After mowing several times, you can apply an organic fertilizer to promote strong growth, but this is not a necessary step.

It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow. Be patient. If you have any questions about germination time or planting, please don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 309-7333.

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Most orders ship within 48 hours or less.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 48 hours or less. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsWeeping Lovegrass Seeds

(based on 6 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
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Beautiful grass


from Eastern NC

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Along a bulkhead
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Weeping Lovegrass Seeds:

    We first saw this grass in WV where it is used by DOT to stabilise mountain roadsides. So when we moved to NC we decided to try it along our rock bulkhead on the Albemarle Sound. It is beautiful, hardy and does the job. Our neighbors were so impressed with the look that they wanted it too, so as a gift, we did two more soundside applications. Gorgeous!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Great for erosion control


    from Dahlonega, GA (Appalachian foothills)

    About Me Master Gardener


    • Attractive
    • Hardy


      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Weeping Lovegrass Seeds:

        Desperately needed erosion control on two hillsides behind the house, soil is red clay. This stuff grows wild here in clumps on steep roadside banks (again in red clay), so decided to give it a go. We grew it in seed trays and then planted it out as plugs (no point sowing seeds on steep hills). It is green in summer, and looks like a wheat-colored pony's tail in winter, with zero maintenance. It's very attractive, and research shows it controls erosion better than most anything you can plant.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


        Grew only four inches in a year.


        from Snellville, GA


        • Needs Fertalizer To Help


        • Stunted Growth

        Best Uses

        • To Control Errosion

        Comments about American Meadows Weeping Lovegrass Seeds:

        May still live up to your claim of controlling errosion.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


        Planted love grass in Nantucket mass


        from Nantucket ma

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        Comments about American Meadows Weeping Lovegrass Seeds:

        I planted my love grass 2 years ago and it grew great.the photo for the ad is my front lawn love grass
        I had it cut back this summer for the first time and am now filling in some bald spots so it grew exactly as shown

        This is the best ground cover I have ever used and it has solved all my problems of pine trees growing in the yard and takes no maintenance

        So no cutting,no watering,grows about 2 to 3 feet high I just had to water it everyday as it grew in mid summer

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


        Love the "love grass."


        from Emerald Isle NC

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        • Chokes Out Weeds
        • Covers Very well
        • Great price
        • Low Maintenance
        • Very Hardy


          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Weeping Lovegrass Seeds:

            FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS...I didn't originally and paid the price by starting over. I live in Emerald Isle NC on the beach and needed a ground cover that would simply take over a portion of my yard and this product did it. Plant when directions tell you, don't over seed, water to establish the grass and then it goes nuts! Love it!

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            • No

            (1 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


            Did Not Grow


            from Johnson City Tn.

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            Comments about American Meadows Weeping Lovegrass Seeds:

            Do not buy..

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            Q & A

            Plant With These:

            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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