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Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Big Bluestem

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental

Dark-green foliage with red stems and red flowers. Thin foliage deepens to purple in late summer. Cool nights in August can add to the interest, turning foliage tips red. After a frost, this new native turns almost entirely brilliant scarlet for fall, displaying spectacular late-season color.





Growth Habit

Bloom Color

Interesting Notes About Big Bluestem :

Landscape Application:

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' Plant Care:

Tolerates a wide range of soils and soil conditions.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 3 (-40/-30F)

Big Bluestem Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.