Virginia Wildrye is a native, cool season, perennial bunchgrass which grows two to three feet in height. Virginia Wildrye can be found throughout the United States except for Nevada, California, and Oregon. Its ability to produce cool season forage, shade tolerance, and value as cover and feed for deer and birds makes it a multi-use range grass.
Good cool season forage for livestock and deer. Provides nesting cover for fawns.
Planting: Plant in early fall at a minimum rate of 8-10 pounds pure live seed (PLS) per acre at 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep on clay soils and up to 1 inch deep on coarse textured soils
Soil: Grows along fence rows, wooded borders, and in moist sandy and sandy loam soils in floodplains
Height: 2.5-5 feet
Type: Cool Season Perennial