big bluestem ‘Red October’

Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’

Botanical Name Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’
Common Name big bluestem ‘Red October’
Family Poaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 9
Light Requirement full sun
Season(s) of interest summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 4-6ft x 2-3ft (120-183cm x 60-90cm)
Flower Color red-bronze, purple
Attracts Wildlife provides food for birds, host plant for caterpillars
Additional Information native to Chicago Region. Introduced by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc.
Location in Lurie Garden Extrusion Plaza