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Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Big Blue Stem
A selection of this striking native grass from Brent Horvath is remarkable for its dark blue green foliage which begins to turn brilliant red in early fall. It forms 2' wide clumps that reach 5-6' in height. Grow it in lean conditions (it will flop if you give it too rich a soil) QT pots.
Genus Andropogon
Common Name Big Blue Stem
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Fall
Use Specimen, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Container, Massing
Special Attributes Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest
Color Red