Elymus villosus, Silky Wild Rye

First year Silky Wild Rye in 2 quart pots early in the growing season.

Silky Wild Rye is a staple grass of woodlands, woodland clearings, edges and savanna gardens. As a cool season grass, it's foxtail inflorescence arrives by summer. It will self-seed, an entirely desirable trait, but won't take over.

Blooms: greenish beige, July into August

Height: 2 to 3 feet

Conditions: shade to pt shade, moist-medium to medium-dry soils