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
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant
Attracts pollinators

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

Bright orange/yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant

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Dark violet, thin daisy-like flowers grow thickly on green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to late fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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Purple tassel flower spikes, green grassy foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms mid to late summer, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, 2-4 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide, full sun.

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Bright yellow, brown cone, leaves covered with bristly hairs, moderate growth rate, blooms early summer to early fall, full sun to partial shade, 2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide.

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Blue green with red tinges, purple red blooms, copper orange brown fall foliage, fast growth rate, blooms late summer, 3 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide, full sun.

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Deep purple burgundy flowers held on red stems, green foliage with red tips transitioning to deep red in fall,

Blooms midsummer to late fall
6 ft tall x 2 ft wide
Deer resistant
Drought tolerant

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Spikes of purple-tinged blooms emerge on arching stems above foliage of slender blue-grey leaf blades and form a dense clump. The foliage turns golden brown, at times shades of orange and red, when the cooler weather arrives.

Blooms mid summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Drought tolerant
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone

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