Riverbank Rye Grass

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Bloom Season
Not Available,
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Native Grasses
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Year Round
Sun And Shade,
Ponds and Water Gardens,
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round


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


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 up to 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 a variety of light conditions as well, with the soil moisture being a more critical component of plant success. Partial shade is most ideal for growth and plant proliferation, however. Riverbank wild rye helps control erosion along stream banks to be a vital tool 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, such as creeks and rivers, and is also very useful as garden borders, woodland edging, and can be used to accumulate seeds for attracting and feeding wildlife.

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