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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
Tuesday by appointment only
at Digging Dog
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' 0"–8' 0" high x 3' 0" 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' 0"–6' 0" high x 2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 3.
Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ (G-0539)
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Current Staff's Favorite Plant
Our featured plant: Selinum wallichianum
Ornamental Grasses: Autumnal Garden Stars, Plant for Outstanding October Oomph!
Celebrated headliners of the late show!
Offering superb versatility, ornamental grasses become poetry in motion on gusty days. They are best situated so their fluid shimmering inflorescences, bathed in amber, sable or smoky rose and purple shades, are backlit and set aglow by the afternoon sunlight. Most look fantastic in fresh or dried arrangements, while others produce welcome seed heads that birds adore. Be sure to browse our online selections of ornamental grasses.
Plant for Outstanding October Oomph!
You may wish to include one or more of these easily grown herbaceous perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs or trees that wield plenty of October flair.Digging Dog's Mid October 2017 Newsletter Link
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