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Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Red October Big Bluestem

The keyword for this stunner is 'red'. Red highlights on deep green leaves in spring then in autumn, the leaves redden, mature to burgundy, becoming absolutely scarlet at first frost. 


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:3-9
  • Height:3-6 Feet

Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Red
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Wildlife
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Sun
Growth Rate
Fast

The keyword for this stunner is 'red'. Red highlights on deep green leaves in spring then in autumn, the leaves redden, mature to burgundy, becoming absolutely scarlet at first frost. Even the turkey foot seed heads are a burgundy red! This upright, tough native is particularly showy in a fall blooming perennial border. Asexual propagation prohibited.