Name: ANDROPOGON gerardii ‘Red October’
Common name(s): Red October Big Bluestem
Height: 2-4′ Zone: 3
Details/Description: Deep green 2-4′ foliage with red highlights in spring. The red increases and deepens to burgundy in fall turning candy apple red after first frost. Seed heads are also shades of red. Adaptable to dry or moist sandy to clay soils. Cultivar of a native.