Bottlebrush Rye


Elymus hystrix

Out of Stock for 2023. Please check back in March 2024. 

Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: shade, part shade, full sun
Moisture: dry to medium
Soil: clay loam to sandy loam
Mature Height: 3 feet
Mature Spread: 2 feet

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One of the most shade tolerant native grasses! Can tolerate dry shade or full sun with adequate moisture, but will do best in part shade with moist, well drained soil. Long green inflorescences emerge on three feet tall stems in summer resembling bottle brushes.

Cool season perennial that will start growing in spring. Works well in a woodland garden or partly shaded rain garden. Also, a great low maintenance accent or border plant.

Species name comes from the Greek hystrix meaning hedgehog, which describes the bottlebrush inflorescence quite well.

Image Credit: Missouri Wildflowers Nursery

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Partial Shade to Shade, Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Partial Shade, Shade

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Medium

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam, Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam to Sandy Loam

Bloom Period