Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PP26,283

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Big Bluestem

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

The name says it all, foliage ages from deep green with burgundy tips in spring to firey red stems and leaves by October. Frost encourages the intense color. Red-tinged blooms in fall for additional texture and color. Great winter interest as well.

Height

5-6 ft

Spread

24 in

Interesting Notes

Selected by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.

Bloom Time

September-October

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Toleratant of hot humid summers, drought and poor soil.


Withstands hot, humid summers and cold, wet winters in the landscape - See more at: http://hoffmannursery.com/plants/andropogon-gerardii-red-october/#sthash.OvsZDj1j.dpuf


Withstands hot, humid summers and cold, wet winters in the landscape - See more at: http://hoffmannursery.com/plants/andropogon-gerardii-red-october/#sthash.OvsZDj1j.dpuf

Good Companions

Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia speciosa), Bluestar Milkweed (Amsonia ), Bluemist Shrub (Caryopteris ), Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii), Coneflower (Echinacea Big Sky), Helen's Flower (Helenium ), Fall Garden Mum (Chrysanthemum )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Ground Cover
Containers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
Very Adaptable
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