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Andropogon gerardii Red October

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PP26283

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

Height

60 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

Red, Silver

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Native
Winter Interest
Foliage
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Multi-Color
Grass Season
Warm Season
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