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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order
plant nursery specializing in
unusual and hard to find
perennials, ornamental grasses,
shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm
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Including Andropogon gerardii, and Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’
Historically renowned as the sod our ancestors broke their backs busting, Big Bluestem is the most widespread of all the prairie grasses. Its regal and wild color show makes it a must in our garden. Growing to great size, the stand’s lush, blue-blushed summer greenery becomes a burgundy and
copper glory at first frost. Soaring three-pronged red seed heads beg its other common name, Turkeyfoot.
Reliable, heat tolerant and sturdy, Andropogon gerardii thrives in poorly drained clay to dry sandy soils, and easily transitions the outskirts of your garden into the wild meadow beyond.
Blooms late August–October.
Size: 5'–8' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 4.
Andropogon gerardii (G-0448)
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This recent Intrinsic Perennial Garden introduction is
quickly earning kudos for its spectacular shades of red
and long-lived amenable character. August brings rich
cardinal red accents to lush dark green blades that define
a substantial straight-up clump, while unique threebranched
inflorescences with bright red pollen sacs sway
above. Strutting fiery scarlet-red and burgundy colors
by the first frost, aptly named 'Red October' provides
welcome cover for nesting birds and makes a galvanizing
addition to a mixed planting, meadow garden or naturalized
Blooms July – October.
Size: 5'–6' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 3.
Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ (G-0539)
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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant
Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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