Preferred Seed

Preferred Seed, Preferred Results

Native Grasses

Canada Wild Rye



Canada Wildrye is a short-lived, cool-season native perennial bunchgrass found on sandy shores and dunes, wooded areas, especially along trails, rivers and streams; and other disturbed sites throughout much of North America that grows to 4 feet with erect or arching culms and flat, wide, waxy green, pointed leaves. Its rapid establishment makes Canada Wildrye an excellent species for erosion control seeding. It is often used in mixes requiring quick development and stabilization. In addition in the early part of the grazing season it provides good forage for livestock and wildlife.

Planting Guide


  • Seeding Rate (Alone/Acre):  5 – 10 lbs.

  • Seeding Rate (In Mix/Acre):    ½ - 4 lbs.

  • Seeding Depth(Inches):       ¼ - 1

  • Life Cycle:     Perennial

  • Seeding Dates:  Northern:  Spring or Late Fall



Consult your local cooperative extension agent for specific planting recommendations for your area.    Find your cooperative extension agent.




Product Specifications

Sku: Canada-Wild-Rye
Release Date: 10/08/09

Site Information

575 Kennedy Road
Buffalo, NY 14227
Phone 716-895-7333
Fax 716-895-3421