Origin: US Native Grass or Sedge
Other Common Names: Annual Wildrice
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 72 in to 120 in
Spacing: 15 in to 18 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: Fall plant or cold stratify for 2 to 3 months for best results. Sow just below the wet soil surface at 40F.
Seeds Per Oz: 120
Wild rice is robust annual grass that grows in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams and produces rice! Often, only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water. The Ojibwa people call this native plant manoomin meaning "good berry". In the twentieth century, wild rice became more popular as a food source as a result of its nutritional value and taste. It is grown commercially in Minnesota and California as well as in other countries.