Riverbank Wild Rye

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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,
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Reviews (3)

  • 5
    Riverbank Wild Rye

    Posted by Eddie Hall on Aug 27 , 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great.

  • 5
    Riverbank Wild Rye

    Posted by Isaiah Stark on Aug 22 , 2019

    this looks great out in the back yard

  • 5
    Riverbank Wild Rye

    Posted by Sahe Hudosn on Aug 22 , 2019

    this stuff is amazing

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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 - Elymus Riparius is an Excellent Water Garden Plant

Riverbank Wild Rye blooms in July and grows up to six feet tall. It requires moist sandy, loamy, or clay soil and shade to partial shade. Because it grows best near a water source, it makes an excellent water garden plant. Its graceful motion in the breeze is pleasing to the eye, and it is low-maintenance and proliferates in Zones 3-9.

Riverbank Wild Rye is a perennial graminoid. This plant's most active growth period is from spring to summer, and the leaves are not retained from year to year. This plant loves water, and it grows best near a water source. This makes it an excellent water garden plant. The Riverbank Wild Rye is precisely what it sounds like, a type of wild plant that mostly grows along the river beds and banks. One glance at this plant, and one can envision just how graceful it is owing to the motion that it makes even in the lightest of winds. The

 Riverbank Wild Rye is Low Maintenance and adds a Breezy Feel to your Backyard. 

The plant is low maintenance and adds an excellent breezy feel to your Backyard or porch area. The plant puts its best face forward during the months of summer and spring and can stand tall even in the harshest of winds and climates. The plant is also useful for the others around it since they help regulate the moisture levels in the soil they are. The plant does not take a while to grow and is ideal for someone who wants something that does not have a high maintenance cost. The plant is also incredibly natural to build and does not require anything special to boost its growth besides water and sunshine.

 Riverbank wild rye (Elymus riparius) is a tall, perennial bunchgrass native to the greater eastern half of the United States. This wild grass reaches a mature height of around five feet at summer's end, producing long, slender, dark green leaves and bushy seed heads. It thrives in zones 3-9 with little or no maintenance when placed in an optimal environment, with the bulk of its growth occurring from late spring to early autumn.

 Riverbank wild rye requires moist soil with a sandy or clay base and partial to full shade. In nature, it's almost exclusively found along marshes or riverbanks within woodland areas. For this reason, Riverbank wild rye is an excellent option for erosion control, land reclamation, and soil improvement. It produces robust seeds with full reseeding capability and so establishes itself well. 

 This graceful plant offers the domestic garden several benefits. Use it in areas that erosion has impacted, where its fibrous root system can help provide stability. In addition to its bio-remediation capabilities, Riverbank wild rye creates a lovely, breezy border along with patios or ponds. Its height and seed heads provide a backyard wildlife habitat for birds and other small creatures, but Riverbank wild rye has the dual benefit of being deer-resistant as well.

 Riverbank Wild Rye

 Riverbank Wild Rye is a wild grass that grows along the banks of rivers and streams across North America. Thanks to its beautiful, feathery appearance and sturdy root system, Riverbank Wild Rye is a popular choice for ground cover or protecting against erosion.


Visually, Riverbank Wild Rye is a bright green grass with elongated grain-type seeds. It generally grows to be around four feet in height and blooms in June, July, and August, when given access to the proper amounts of water, soil, and shade.


Riverbank Wild Rye favors cooler climates with plenty of moisture and usually thrives during the cooler months of the year. It usually grows best during the fall and spring but can still grow during the summer with sufficient shade and access to water.


Riverbank Wild Rye prefers moist soil types, specifically sandy or clay soils with a low to medium concentration of calcium carbonate. The seeds produced by the grass are relatively sparse but will still reseed the existing growth of plants without the need for intervention.


Deer and other pests tend to avoid Riverbank Wild Rye as a food source, but it does provide attractive nesting material for native birds, waterfowl, or even smaller woodland creatures.


Riverbank Wild Rye is native to the Lower 48 States but primarily grows in the eastern states—as far west as Arkansas, but rare beyond that point.


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