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Red October Big Bluestem Andropogon

Red October Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PP26283

Deep green foliage with red highlights in spring, red deepening in fall, turning bright scarlet red with first frost. Has burgundy red seed heads in late summer and persist into winter. Upright, grows 5 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.

Exposure:
Sun
Height:
5-6 ft
Spread:
2-4 ft
USDA Zone:
3
Characteristics:
Key Features:
Deer Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fall Color
Habit:
Upright
Blooms:
Spring
Summer
Foliage Color:
Dark Green
Burgundy
Red
Uses:
Mass Planting
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.