60” tall x 24” wide. Set your meadows aglow with 'Red October' Big
Bluestem Grass (Andropogon gerardii). A large bluestem variety
originally bred for its upright habit, this exciting 6-foot cultivar is a
clump forming tall grass that emerges in spring with red highlights on
narrow green leaves. Densely packed terminal inflorescences are borne in
late summer/early autumn. In fall, even the seed heads show strong
coloration. Plant ‘Red October’ in dry to average soils in full sun,
watering regularly during the first season to establish the plant.
Though this big bluestem can tolerate partial shade, it may be prone to
flopping in such conditions and will not bloom as prolifically.
Particularly suited to meadow installations where the foliage can be
fully appreciated, ‘Red October’ is long-lived and will do well for
several years without the need for division.
HC017470 (Plant - 2.5" Pot) - Out of stock.
HC017781 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) - Out of stock.
Red October Big Bluestem
Andropogon gerardii Red October PP#26,283
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
60-72" tall (5-6' tall)
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Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Adds Texture, Good For Erosion Control
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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