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Big Bluestem

Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PP026283

Loosely upright clump-forming habit with gracefully wide arching burgundy high-lighted foliage that turns candy apple red in fall.


Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

60-72 In

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone


Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 60-75°F in high light while keeping soil evenly moist. Provide constant liquid feeding, at very low levels of 50 to 75 ppm nitrogen. Andropogons are warm season grasses that will finish in 6-8 weeks for spring sales.

Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Drought tolerant native plant that is a good choice for erosion control. Prefers well-drained soil in full sun. Use caution as it can get top heavy with too much shade, water or fertilizer.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.