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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The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.