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Andropogon

'Red October'

gerardii

PP#26,283

Our second vegetative form of big bluestem is hard to beat for its fall color. Initially selected for its finer foliage, it has a nice upright habit to six feet. Leaves emerge deep green and typically have some red tips starting in spring. In August the red highlights increase and deepen to a rich burgundy red. After the first frost, usually in October, the foliage turns a more scarlet red, taking on a striking appearance. Red flowers begin in August. Full sun is best for the red foliage color. Well-drained soil. John Greenlee called this “the New Rubrum.”


COMMON NAME
Big Bluestem
LIGHT
Full sun
HEIGHT
6 feet
NATIVE
YES
BLOOM SEASON
August to September
YEAR OF INTRODUCTION
2013
ROYALTY
$0.25

TISSUE CULTURE

Microplant

BARE ROOT

Baker's Nursery
JAO Nursery

PLUGS AVAILABLE

All Plant (EU only)
Briggs Nursery
Emerald Coast Growers
GET Group
Hoffman Nursery
Intrinsic Perennial Gardens
Janus Gardens
North Creek Nurseries
Norview Gardens
Walla Walla Nursery

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