Canada Wildrye Details

Canada Wildrye

  • Also Known As: Canadian Wildrye, Prairie Wildrye, Nodding Wildrye
  • Botanical Name: Elymus canadensis
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Erosion Control
  • Ornamental Value: Green, Tan
  • Native/Adapted: Adapted
  • Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies
  • Season: Spring, Summer
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Bushy
  • Plant Spread: 3'
  • Plant Height: 3' - 5'


This tufted grass with attractive seed heads does best in shady areas with adequate moisture. Prefers shaded sites along fence rows, wood borders, and moist ravines. Cool-season tufted perennial. Wheat-like heads bob in the summer wind.

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