Elymus virginicus
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 3-5 feet; 0.9-1.5 metres Spread: 1-2 feet; 0.3-0.6 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: A variety of insects including leafhoppers, aphids, leaf beetles, and caterpillars feed on this grass. Bloom Colour: Green Tolerates: Drought Culture: Prefers fertile soil containing loam or clay loam in moist conditions. Noteworthy Characteristics: Virginia Wild Rye is a cool season native grass. Its foliage ranges from green to silver-blue in colour. The culms produce floral spikes consisting of densely packed spikelets. The floral spikes are partially enclosed in the upper leaves. Initially green, the spikes mature to a tan/brown colour. Garden Uses: Erosion control