Andropogon Red October

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Red October's attractive foliage changes color seasonally. Beginning as a gray-blue in spring, deepening to blue-green in summer, and then dramatically turning a brilliant scarlet-red color come fall, this grass brings some serious drama! Ornamental grasses add winter interest, are deer resistant and drought tolerant. (Andropogon gerardii)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 60-72" tall (5-6 feet), 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU AFLTZ31

Plant Information

Who doesn’t love the ever-changing colors and texture that Ornamental Grasses bring to the garden? Red October is no exception, creating a fiery red statement with its fall foliage colors. Growing to be about 6 feet, this variety makes a striking statement planted in the back of a perennial garden. We recommend planting Red October in almost any sunny spot with well-draining soil. Deer tend to stay away and this grass will quickly become one of the focal points in your late season garden.

SKU AFLTZ31
Common Name Big Bluestem Grass
Botanical Name Andropogon gerardii
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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