Burgundy tips in early season on this very upright clump grass. Dusky purple tones develop as early as midsummer. In late summer, purple, three-branched seedheads are produced on reddish stems. Red highlights begin in early fall and increase until the clump is almost completely red in October. Andropogon, also known as Turkey's Foot or Big Bluestem, formed an important component of the American prairies. Drought tolerant. Andropogon gerardii 'Indian Warrior' is a long-lived grass with a variety of uses including screening, naturalizing, and as a wonderful backdrop for Echinacea and other tall flowers.