Grass Big Bluestem ‘Red October’




Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’

Zone: 3
Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Size: 47″H x 35″W
Flower Colour: Red
Flowering Time: Late Summer to Mid Fall
Growth Rate: Medium

Description: Big Bluestem is a native grass and was once a dominate feature on the North American prairie and is sometimes referred to as “Monarch of the Prairie”. This selection forms a tall, upright clump of narrow, green foliage with red tips. Foliage turns burgundy to scarlet by fall. Fall seed heads are ‘turkey-foot’ shaped and also in shades of red. Excellent planted in mixed-perennial, fall-blooming borders, where a height is desired. This native ornamental grass is tough like the species.

Ornamental Features: Accent: Good Texture/Form, Border, Containers, Cut Flower

Landscape Features: Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Massed, Tall/Screening, Specimen, Wild Flower

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