The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

Elymus canadensis, Canada Wild Rye 

Elymus canadensis 

Canada Wild Rye 

  • Moderately wet to very dry soils
  • Full Sun to partial shade
  • Up to 5’ tall, 18” to 36” spacing -Taller in wet settings, shorter in dry ones
  • Summer Blooms, Fall Seed Heads
  • Thrives in Meadow and Dry Meadow Ecosystems 

Still new to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery. 

An early succession species, these 5' tall grasses mature quickly and will fade afer a few years. A species to consider including in new plantings while slower growing species are maturing.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details. 

Photos by Crazytwoknobs, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens and Matt Lavin via Wikimedia Commons 

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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality