Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

drooping seedhead of Canada Wildrye

Canada Wildrye

 

Common name: Canada wildrye
Botanical name: Elymus canadensis

Light: full to partial sun
Height: 24 – 48 inches
Water:  Moist to somewhat dry; needs some water to establish
Soil type:  sandy loam to clay

Large, tufted bunchgrass with 4-6 inch drooping flower spikelets; a wonderful showpiece in a garden, great for winter interest