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Red October Big Bluestem Grass

Andropogon gerardii Red October PP#26,283
SKU: HC017798
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'Red October' Big Bluestem Grass (Andropogon gerardii) is a striking ornamental native prairie grass. This stunning, large bluestem cultivar adds architectural interest and a injects a dose of rich scarlet color that contrasts beautifully with the tawny browns and greys of autumn. Red October emerges with strong red foliage highlights in spring, and after frost, it finishes the season in deep, glorious scarlet. With year-long visual interest, Red October is great for meadow and back of border installations, and is widely adapted to many soil types. Clump forming grass will grow in neat mounds. (Andropogon gerardii)
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Botanical Name
Andropogon gerardii Red October PP#26,283
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Erosion Control
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Water Tolerance
Mature Height
60-72" tall (5-6' tall)
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer
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