elymus canadensis (canada wild rye) native

Size: 1 litre
  • 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
  • cool season grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue until temperatures start to cool in the fall
  • during the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant
  • cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer
  • most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil
  • zone 3
  • height 125-150cm
  • spread 60-90cm
  • colour blue, green
  • 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
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • fast growing
  • long blooming
  • native to ontario
  • low maintenance
  • ground cover
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)