Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

Excellent for wooded openings and forest edges, Virginia Wild Rye is a graceful native grass that is similar to Canada Wild Rye and thrives in full sun or moderate shade. Excellent for stabilizing disturbed soils in woodland edge situations, Elymus virginicus grows well in just about any soil and does particularly well in slightly moist conditions. For a solid stand of Virginia Wild Rye plant at a rate of 10 KG per acre.


  Mid to Late Summer
  Full Sun to Part Shade
  2' - 4'
  Sand to Clay
  Dry to Moist


Approx. 40 seeds per pack - 148 seeds per gram

Attracts Butterflies & Songbirds
Deer Resistant!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!


All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.


Indoors: No pre-treatment necessary other than cold, dry storage. Start at least 4 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 in.) tall, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 ft.) apart.

Outdoors: Sow seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.

Elymus virginicus - Virginia Wild Rye

  • Product Code: C23550
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $4.95