Riverbank Wild Rye 25 Plants $79.99

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Riverbank Wild Rye 25 Plants $79.99 Description

Riverbank Wild Rye 

Riverbank Wild Rye or Elymus riparius, as it is known scientifically, is a water garden plant that blossoms in summer, growing over six feet tall.

This plant’s elegant movement in the wind is a visual delight. Native to the eastern portion of the United States. Riverbank Wild Rye is a tall, perennial bunchgrass that produces long, thin, deep green foliage and bushy seed heads. It is a graminoid, that is, an herbaceous plant with a grass-like morphology that includes elongated culms with long, blade-like leaves. This plant is a cool weather grass with an active growth phase between spring and summer, after which it goes dormant. Riverbank Wild Rye is excellent for soil stabilization and creating wildlife habitats on moist soils.


Riverbank wild rye care and maintenance

Riverbank Wild Rye thrives best in moist conditions making it an ideal plant for water gardens. Riverbank Wild Rye prefers to be planted in wet soil in a sand or clay base, in partial to complete shade from the sun. The plant requires little care and remains throughout the spring and summer. This plant will remain firm regardless of rough winds and unusual temperatures. Beneficial to the other plants growing around it, the Riverbank Wild Rye helps manage the moisture conditions in the soil. This plant is an excellent choice for erosion prevention and soil enhancement.  



Riverbank Wild Rye produces strong seeds with terrific reseeding results. The flowering phase lasts around 1–2 weeks in late spring through early summer. The Riverbank Wild Rye is pollinated by the wind, resulting in many flowers. This plant is deer and pest resistant. The Riverbank Wile Rye will provide excellent nutrition and nesting for songbirds and ducks in your backyard water garden. 

Riverbank Wild Rye is an excellent choice as a garden boundary, native plant gardens, or as forest edge plantings. Plant and enjoy the various birds that will visit your garden sanctuary. As a backdrop to short flowering plants, the Riverbank Wild Rye is a must-have.


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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Riverbank Wild Rye

    Posted by Monty Jones on May 02, 2022

    Needed something hearty and thats what I got. Nice bare roots

  • 5
    Riverbank Wild Rye

    Posted by Everly Japs on May 02, 2022

    I would highly recommend shopping here for all of your needs. I have not been disappointed, always satisfied

  • 5
    Riverbank Wild Rye

    Posted by Camille Shadwick on May 02, 2022

    Tough and hearty bareroots. Very nice

  • 5
    Riverbank Wild Rye

    Posted by Buford Rene' on May 02, 2022

    I put this around my pond last year and it was very pretty. I plan on ordering more. Very pleased


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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