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Elymus Riparius- Riverbank Wild Rye

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SKU:
511
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$4.99
Usage
Deer Resistant, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Deer Resistant, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Exposure
Sun & Shade,
Ships
Year Round
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet

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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.

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Ships Year Round

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Elymus Riparius- Riverbank Wild Rye

 

Elymus Riparius- Riverbank Wild Rye


This East Coast native has dark green foliage that is coarse and porous with yellow flowers and rather inconspicuous brown seeds. It is part of the grass family, and its genus is wildrye. Considered to be a perennial, it has a grass-like appearance with rye looking stems. It grows in the form of bunches with an erect shape. It has a moderate growth rate and reaches its maximum height ranging from two feet to four or four and a half feet well before its maturity at 20 years. Not considered to be a low growing grass, it has a reduced lifespan.
Along the Atlantic Coast, the Northcentral and Northeastern portion of North America, the Midwest and the Eastern Mountains it is mainly a wetland plant but may occur in non-wetlands. In the Great Plains region, it is equally a wetland and non-wetland plant. Its root depth reaches a minimum of 10 inches. It is quite tolerant of shade and can handle cold temperatures reaching as low as -33 degrees Fahrenheit.


This plant grows in the moist soil of all textures, coarse, medium and fine with clay that is a minimum of 4.5 pH and a maximum of 7.2 pH balance.

It grows in soil that is sandy, loamy, clay-like or organic. It has a low drought tolerance, and its water use is high. While it is not fire resistant, it does display a high understanding of fire. The Riverbank Wild Rye tends to need, and use, a lot of moisture. To thrive, it requires a minimum of 100 days that are frost-free.
It blooms in midsummer and produces seeds starting in the summer and ending in the fall. Propagation does not occur with cuttings, sod, tubers, sprigs, bulbs, containers or bare root. It only reproduces using its seed. It produces vigorous seedlings and does not have a spread rate for its vegetation. Its active growth period takes place in the spring and summer and experiences a slow regrowth rate after harvest.


While this is not a toxic plant, it is not palatable for human consumption. Riverbank Wild Rye is essential as a component in streambank rehabilitation and, as a fresh season grass, is good at controlling erosion in moist areas along streams and riverbanks.

Elymus Riparius- Riverbank Wild Rye