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Red October Big Bluestem Grass

 
Red Ornamental Grasses, Andropogon Red October View Larger Image

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Regular Price: $23.98

Sale $11.99

per Plant - 3.5" pot You save: 50%
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'Red October' has attractive foliage that changes color seasonally. Beginning as a gray-blue in spring, deepening to blue-green in summer, and then dramatically turning a brilliant scarlet-red come fall, this grass brings some serious drama! The perfect ornamental grass to add winter interest, 'Red October' is both deer resistant and drought tolerant. (Andropogon gerardii)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 48-96" tall (4-8 feet), 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Late summer
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 Red October PP#26283
Botanical Name Andropogon gerardii Red October PP#26283
Patent Number PP#26283
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 48-96" tall (4-8 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Gray-Green
Foliage Tall flat leaves are gray-green in spring turn red-bronze in fall.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Native
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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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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