Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PP26283

Big Bluestem

'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.  An important food source for winter birds.  Introduced by Intrinsic Perennials.

  • Category: Grasses
  • Alternate Cultivar: Red October
  • Patent: PP26283
  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Height: 60 Inches
  • Spread: 24 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Red, Silver


Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
42 Andropogon gerardii Red October #1 (NATIVE) Login for pricing
Substitutions are Available