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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Upright Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Burgundy/Crimson/Maroon
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Red
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Burgundy/Crimson/Maroon
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Moist
  • Well-Drained
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Fall Flowering
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer Flowering
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Border Plant
  • Dried Flowers
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Rock Gardens
  • Erosion Control
  • Mass Planting
  • Under Power Lines
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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RED OCTOBER BIG BLUESTEM

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'
PP26283 Plant Propagation Prohibited

Buy Red October Big Bluestem PP26283 online. Red October is a clump forming grass featuring deep green spring foliage. As the seasons progress, the foliage turns orange/red in fall and bright red after first frost. A drought tolerant plant, it thrives in sunny, dry locations. Burgundy red seed heads emerge in late summer. A stunning selection for mass plantings.
  • New Item

Mature Height:

5-6 Feet

Mature Spread:

2-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Bluestem Grass

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 12636

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 12536

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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$45.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 12432

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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$75.00

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Customer Testimonials

These were fabulous plants. Love the color of the leaves and they are all very healthy plants.


Jean
NE
July 2014

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