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Red October Big Bluestem Grass

SKU: AM014873
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
'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)
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Botanical Name
Andropogon gerardii Red October PP#26283
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Bloom Time
Summer to fall


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.