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Andropogon gerardii Red October (Big Bluestem)

Tall green foliage carry dark red-tipped, turkey foot-shaped leaves in the summer, and as the frost hits, the grass turns a vibrant scarlet hue.

Blooms midsummer
5-6 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant
Deer resistant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP# 26,283