Elymus virginicus, Virginia Wild Rye

Elymus virginicus 

Virginia Wild Rye 

  • Average to Wet Soils
  • Full Sun to Shade
  • Up to 4’ tall, 12” to 18” spacing 
  • Summer Blooms, Fall Seed Heads
  • Ontario Native, Thrives in Meadow, Wet Meadow and Woodland Ecosystems

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


A shade tolerant grass with a preferance for even moisture, these will also grow in sunnier settings. They mature relativly quickly to roughly 4' in height and often begin to fade within a few years. These traits make them excellent companions for slower maturing species when planning a naturalized space.

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

Photos by Matt Lavin and Daderot

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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.