Riverbank Wild Rye - 10 Plants

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Bloom Season
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Native Grasses
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Planting Zones 4-8
Year Round
Sun And Shade,
Ponds and Water Gardens,
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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

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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.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


Riverbank wild rye is a perennial grass that can add a great accent to any home garden or landscape

 As the name suggests, it grows best along rivers or streams grows actively when the soil is more relaxed during the spring and the fall. Riverbank wild rye is native to the Midwestern and Northeastern United States and Ontario, Canada. The grass stalks grow tall, up to five feet. The gracefully arching seed heads can grow up to several inches long. Plant color can vary from dark green to pale yellow throughout the year.


 Germination is very easy, and no treatment is required for the seeds to take root

 The plant happily tolerates sand, clay, loam, or various organic soils, so long as the earth remains moist to wet. Riverbank wild rye accepts various light conditions, with soil moisture critical for plant success; Partial shade is better for growth and plant proliferation. Riverbank wild rye helps control erosion along stream banks to be vital for stream restoration. The plant tends to be self-seeding, though not excessively so, and will readily spread itself along your riverbanks. Beautiful birds tend to be attracted to this plant, especially songbirds or waterfowl, who will both feed on riverbank wild rye clusters and use it as nesting material. Riverbank wild rye tends to be deer resistant. Riverbank wild rye is best planted near water bodies like creeks and rivers. It is also beneficial as the garden borders woodland edging and can accumulate seeds for attracting and feeding wildlife.

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Hardy Planting Zone – Zones 3-9

 Bloom Season – nodding seed heads in July through August

 Bloom Color – green to pale yellow

 Height at Maturity – 2 to 5 feet

 Soil Type Preferred – medium to wet soil, sand, loam, or clay

 Sun or Shade – partial shade

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