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Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PPAF

Red October Big Bluestem / Turkeyfoot

The keyword for this stunner is 'red'. Red highlights on deep green leaves in spring then in autumn, the leaves redden, mature to burgundy, becoming absolutely scarlet at first frost. Even the turkey foot seed heads are a burgundy red! This upright, tough native is particularly showy in a fall blooming perennial border. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Exposure:

Sun

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Height:

3-6 Feet

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Spread:

18-24 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Characteristics & Attributes for Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Attributes
Disease Resistant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower
Fast Grower
Fall Foliage
Cold Tolerant
Fall Bloomer
High Humidity Tolerant
Attractive Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Upright
Native
Dried Flower
Low Maintenance
Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Red
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Wildlife
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Growth Rate
Fast
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