An attractive cool season bunch grass with ornamental rye-like flowers and seedheads, tolerant of clay, sandy soil, and occasional flooding. Excellent species for erosion control. Very attractive in borders, with a tendency to self-seed in place. Seeds are an important wildlife food for field mice and seed-eating birds, and parts of this plant may also be used as nesting material. Host plant for many species of skipper and satyr butterfly, good ornamental grass for rain gardens.

Moist Soil
Part Shade
2-4 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b

Native Range: Throughout US, excluding ID, WA, OR, CA, and NV. Also native throughout Canada excluding BC, YT, NT, NU, and NL.

Germination - Very Easy: No treatment required. Surface sow or cover seed lightly.

Virginia Wild Rye 3.5 inch pot $12.25
Virginia Wild Rye Seed Packet $5.00 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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