Also called Nodding Wild Rye
More About Elymus canadensis
- Grass has a slightly arching, upright habit and forms a loose clump
- Leaf blades can range in colour from green to bluish-green, depending on growing conditions
- Nodding seed heads emerge green, changing to a light tan in the summer
- Foliage and flowers dry and persist through the fall and winter
- Flower Height: 150 cm
- Foliage Height: 100 cm
- Grass Type: Cool Season
Native to Ontario and much of North America.
Canada Wild Rye Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to dry soil, in full sun to partial shade. Foliage will add winter interest, but prune in late winter to make way for new growth. Not suited for small landscapes. Well-suited to dry sunny slopes and will self-seed in optimum conditions.
Elymus canadensis Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge