Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'#PPAF
Also called Turkey Foot Bluestem
More About Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' (PPAF)
- Foliage emerges deep green with red highlights in the spring
- Leaves turn a reddish-bronze with lavender tones in autumn
- Deep burgundy-purple seed heads are three-pronged on sturdy stems
- Bloom Time: September into winter
- Flower Height: 200 cm
- Foliage Height: 150 cm
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.
Big Blue Stem Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun, tolerating drought, once established. Thrives in summer heat and humidity. This plant should be cut back in the spring to make way for new growth.
Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' (PPAF) Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesFoundation planting
Suitable Substitutions for Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'
Plants that work well with Big Blue Stem