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Canada Wild Rye

Elymus canadense

This fast-growing prairie grass is not only attractive, it also serves as an excellent native nurse crop for prairie seedings. The beautiful curving seedheads on five foot tall stalks resemble cultivated rye. Grows on an incredible range of soils, including bare sand, gravel, raw clay subsoil and even damp soils. Excellent for inclusion in prairie mixes for revegetation of disturbed soils.

Easy-to-grow
Great in meadow plantings or as feature grass
Good cut or dried grass

More About Elymus canadense:

Plant at a rate of two to three pounds per acre with your prairie or meadow s eed mix. It will mature in the first or second year, ahead of the longer lived prairie grasses and flowers.

Gardening Suggestions for Canada Wild Rye:

Key Characteristics:

Average
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Container
Songbirds
Height:
36-60 Inches
Spread:
12-24 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 8

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Foliage Color
Gold
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Container
Mass Planting
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Naturalizing
Drought Tolerant
Sun-loving
Border or Bed
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage