Canada Wild Rye
Summer flowering cool season grass that produces fantastic curly-whiskered 5-9” long seed heads that sway at the end of sturdy stems from late summer into winter, tuft forming with semi-evergreen bluish basal leaves, fibrous roots, good in flower arrangements, fast growing, host plant for Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon). A graceful plant for tough situation - tolerates drought, erosion, black walnut, and air pollution, as well as sandy, gravelly, acid or alkaline soil. Excellent solution for dry, sunny slopes.
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 3a-8b
Native Range: Labrador to BC, south to AZ and the NC mountains
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