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Andropogon gerardii- Red October / Blue Stem

    Andropogon gerardii- Red October / Blue Stem

    Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' is a stunning ornamental grass that is prized for its unique color and texture. This warm-season grass is native to the tallgrass prairies of North America and has been cultivated for its ornamental value.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 120-150 cm (48-60 in)
    • Spread: 60-90 cm (24-36 in)
    • Flower color: Reddish-brown
    • Flowering period: Late summer to fall
    • Foliage: Blue-green leaves that turn deep maroon-red in autumn
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun
    • Soil requirements: Well-drained soil, tolerant of drought and heat
    • Hardiness Zone: 3

    Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' makes a great specimen plant in a mixed border or as a backdrop in a prairie garden. It also works well in large containers and can be used for erosion control.

    This grass is very low maintenance and requires very little watering or fertilization once established. It is also deer resistant and provides habitat for birds and other wildlife.

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    Care Instructions:
    Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' should be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It is tolerant of drought and heat, but should be watered regularly during its first growing season to help establish roots. The grass should be cut back to a few inches above ground level in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.

    Final Thoughts:
    Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' is a beautiful and versatile ornamental grass that is well-suited for a variety of landscape applications. Its unique color and texture make it an eye-catching addition to any garden, and its low maintenance requirements make it a great choice for busy gardeners.