Andropogon gerardii Red October
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Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PPAF

Bluestem - Big

'Red October' Big Bluestem is an exciting color breakthrough for this tough native grass.  The leaves are tipped with burgundy and held on tall upright green stems in summer.  The fall the foliage turns a bright scarlet red for several weeks after the first frost.  'Red October' also has red turkey-foot-shaped seed, particularly showy when backlit.  The sturdy upright stems are an attractive tan in winter.  Introduced by Intrinsic Perennials.


Height

60 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Red, Silver

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
2 Andropogon gerardii Red October #1
33 Andropogon gerardii Red October #3 64 / 64
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Clay Soil Tolerant
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Food Source for Wildlife
Native
Foliage Color
Multi-Color
Winter Interest
Flower
Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
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