Elymus canadensis

Elymus canadensis


Canada Wild Rye Categories: ,


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 3-6 feet
Type: Cool season, perennial, bunchgrass.

More Details:

Suggested Uses: This grass prefers moister soils and is a good plant for shoreline restoration and rain gardens. It can tolerate dry conditions. It does well in part shade. The seed stalks are a pretty addition to dried flower bouquets. Because it grows quickly, it is often used for erosion control. It can establish itself in the 1st year, and peaks in the 2nd and 3rd years, giving other slower grasses a chance to become established before it fades back the 4th year. Grows well under evergreeens. A nice landscape plant for a variety of situations!

Native Range: Native throughout the U.S. except the South.

Wildlife Value: Nesting material, cover and food (seeds) for birds and small mammals. Canada wild rye is a decent forage grass for wildlife and livestock early in the season, but looses value as it matures.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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