Perennial Catalog

for Sandy's Plants, Inc.

Please Note:  We do not do mail order or ship plants retail.  Retail sales are only here at the nursery.

Our catalog, arranged by botanical names, contains descriptions and cultural information about each of the 1600+ varieties that we grow. This information is based on our experience in growing these plants (in Zone 7), as well as the experiences of our customers. Sandy personally trials many of our selections in her display gardens. When we add a new variety, we provide the best information that we can find on that plant at the time. In addition to individual entries we also provide quick reference lists of plants for particular conditions or purposes, such as clay soil, long bloomtime, groundcovers, coastal sites, deer resistance, etc. Because we grow a large number of Hostas and daylilies we have quick reference charts to help you choose the size, color or other characteristics of these plants.  You can access these lists and charts by clicking on the Plant Solutions tab above.

We produce a yearly print catalog that is available by mail. (If you are a current wholesale customer, you will automatically receive one when they are published.) Although the print catalog does not contain photos, it is a valuable reference for anyone growing perennial plants in this area. The catalog is $4.00 if purchased at the nursery. We will be happy to mail a copy for $6.00 (includes postage), select Contact Us.

The catalog below will allow you to create a Shopping List of the plants you are interested in purchasing.  You will be able to print this list to take with you to your local garden center or to our nursery.

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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King'
Common Name: Wormwood

Striking, fine textured silver foliage. Stoloniferous and a rapid spreader. To control its spreading nature, plant in a container buried in the border. Excellent for drying. Deciduous. Native. Deer resistant.


Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'
Common Name: Wormwood

Mounds of fragrant, lacy silver-gray foliage that invites touching. Responds favorably to trimming in the summer. Excellent edging plant. Deer resistant.


Artemisia stelleriana
Common Name: Wormwood

White, felt-like, lobed leaves with yellow flowers. (Most gardeners prefer to remove the flower buds so they do not detract from the foliage.) Attractive creeping groundcover that is very similar to 'Silver Brocade' and Dusty Miller. Evergreen. Deer resistant.


Artemisia stelleriana 'Silver Brocade'
Common Name: Wormwood

Attractive spreading, whitish gray, deeply lobed foliage. Resembles Dusty Miller. Evergreen. Requires good air-circulation, well-drained soil and is very drought tolerant. Also tolerant of coastal conditions. Deer resistant. COPF


Arum italicum 'Pamela Harper'
Common Name: Lords and Ladies

Arrow shaped leaves are highly variegated with light green to white surrounded by a distinct deep green border. Forms neat clusters of plants. Leaves emerge in fall and persist until spring bloom. Flowers are followed by orange berries in summer. Wintergreen.


Arum italicum 'Pictum'
Common Name: Lords and Ladies

Excellent winter interest plant displaying glossy, spear-shaped, wavy green leaves with silver-white veining. In May, greenish white spathes appear followed by red berries as the leaves become dormant. INVASIVE! May spread indefinitely where happy.


Aruncus dioicus
Common Name: Goat's Beard

Feathery plumes of creamy-white flowers on plants with ferny foliage that resembles Astilbe. Native.  Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies.


Arundo donax 'Peppermint Stick'
Common Name: Giant Reed Grass

Tall, sturdy canes that resemble corn plants are adorned with wide green and white striped leaves. Unlike the species, this cultivar maintains its variegation throughout the summer. In fall it is topped with 18" tall bronze-burgundy plumes.


Asarum arifolium
Common Name: Little Brown Jugs

Large (up to 5"), evergreen, arrow-shape leaves are mottled with silver. Little, burgundy brown flowers bloom underneath the leaves in spring. May self-sow. Although not fast growers, they will spread to form colonies. Native.


Asarum canadense
Common Name: Wild Ginger

Velvety green heart-shaped leaves (3"-6") on very thick stems appear in March, followed in April by maroon, tendrilled cup-like flowers that are hidden by the foliage. Spreads by underground rhizomes. Native. Deciduous. First class groundcover!


Asarum maximum 'Ling Ling'
Common Name: Panda Face Ginger

Large, somewhat glossy, leathery leaves are dark green with a lighter green patterning. The 1 1/2"-2" black blooms with white "panda" faces are unusual, but beautiful, although typically hidden by the foliage. A relatively fast grower for an Asarum. Outstanding! Evergreen.


Asarum splendens 'Quicksilver'
Common Name: Chinese Wild Ginger

Large, leathery dark green leaves are mottled with silver. A rhizomatous spreader, it makes a great groundcover. Has 2" dark purple-brown blooms in late spring that are usually hidden by the leaves. Evergreen.


Asclepias curassavica 'Red Butterfly'
Common Name: Tropical Butterfly Weed

Showy clusters of red blooms with yellow-orange centers are produced all summer long (if deadheaded). Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds galore. Dark green foliage is tinged with maroon. NOT perennial, but will self-sow if some seedpods are left late in the season. ANNUAL.


Asclepias incarnata
Common Name: Swamp Milkweed

Deep rose-pink, long-lasting fragrant flowers. Larval food for monarch butterflies. Resents transplanting once established. Deer and rabbit resistant.


Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Common Name: Swamp Milkweed

Pure white, long-lasting fragrant flowers.  Larval food for monarch butterflies. Resents transplanting once established. Deeraand rabbit resistant.


Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed

Long blooming, bright orange flower clusters are attractive to butterflies. Leaves are a larval food source for monarch butterflies. Nice cut flower. Deadhead to encourage rebloom. Deer resistant. Heat and drought tolerant. Native.


Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'
Common Name: Butterfly Weed

This long-blooming mix includes reds, oranges, yellows and gold. A real magnet for all types of butterflies and a host plant for larval monarchs. Long-lasting cut flowers, nice seed pods for fall interest, great drought tolerance. Native.


Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'
Common Name: Butterfly Weed

Long blooming, bright yellow flower clusters are attractive to butterflies. Leaves are a larval food source for monarch butterflies. Nice cut flower. Deadhead to encourage rebloom. Deer resistant. Heat and drought tolerant. Native.


Asclepias verticillata
Common Name: Milkweed
Sweetly scented white flowers that last for several weeks. Long needle-like leaves turn yellow, then orange in fall. Increases by runners but easy to keep in check. Prefers well-drained soil. Deer resistant.

Aster tataricus 'Jin Dai'
Common Name: Aster

One of the last asters to bloom in the fall, this super tall variety has lavender blue flowers high above large tobacco-like leaves. Spreads by rhizomes and seed. Great at the back of the border along with grasses and helianthus.


Aster (Eurybia) divaricatum
Common Name: White Woodland Aster

Dark green to maroon, zigzag stems form loose clumps of small, starry white flowers with gold to red centers late in the summer. Excellent native shade plant that produces a nice show when little else is blooming.


Aster (Eurybia) divaricatum 'Eastern Star'
Common Name: White Woodland Aster

Sprays of small, white, daisy-like flowers over arrow-shaped, deep green foliage. More compact than the species. Shade tolerant groundcover that spreads by rhizomes and seeds. Native. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) cordifolius
Common Name: Blue Wood Aster

Cheery light blue flowers mingle well with Hostas and Astilbes and brighten up shady areas. Native. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) dumosum 'Wood's Blue'
Common Name: New York Aster

Lavender-blue, daisy-like flowers for 4-6 weeks over compact clumps of dark green foliage that is disease resistant. Best in full sun to light shade and normal moisture.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) dumosum 'Wood's Pink'
Common Name: New York Aster

Clear pink flowers for 4-6 weeks over compact clumps of dark green foliage that is disease resistant. Best in full sun to light shade and normal moisture.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) dumosum 'Wood's Purple'
Common Name: New York Aster

Clear purple daisy-like  flowers for 4-6 weeks over compact clumps of dark green foliage that is disease resistant. Best in full sun to light shade and normal moisture.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) ericoides 'Snow Flurry'
Common Name: Aster

White daisy-type flowers that resemble snowflakes over low, compact, disease-free green foliage. Native. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Native.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) laevis 'Bluebird'
Common Name: Aster

Soft blue 1" daisy blooms with yellow centers over smooth blue-green foliage. Considered to be one of the best tall blues. Attractive to butterflies & hummingbirds.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) laterifolium 'Lady in Black'
Common Name: Calico Aster

Small white flowers with raspberry centers over deep black-purple foliage in September and October. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Native.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'
Common Name: New England Aster

Brilliant hot pink flowers on tall plants that typically do not require staking. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Native.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novae-angliae 'Hella Lacy'
Common Name: New England Aster

Violet-purple daisies with yellow centers. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Native.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Common Name: New England Aster

Daisy-like, semi-double purple flowers on compact plants. Blooms are darker than 'Wood's Purple'.  Prefers full sun and normal moisture.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novi-belgii 'Alert'
Common Name: New York Aster

Compact plants are covered with daisy-like, deep rose-red flowers. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Native.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novi-belgii 'Audrey'
Common Name: New York Aster

Rich lavender-ppink daisy like blooms cover this plant from late summer through mid fall. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Native.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novi-belgii 'Royal Opal'
Common Name: New York Aster

Icy blue flowers with a yellow eye are displayed from Aug. to Oct. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novi-belgii 'Snowball'
Common Name: New York Aster

Clean white blooms adorn disease-free foliage in September and October.  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Native.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) novi-belgii 'Winston Churchill'
Common Name: New York Aster

Deep raspberry-red flowers in August and September.  Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Native.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) oblongifolium 'October Skies'
Common Name: Aster

Lavender-blue, 1.25 inch blooms cover this low-growing sister of Aster 'Raydon's Favorite'. Foliage forms a nice mound in summer and is fragrant when crushed.


Aster (Symphyotrichum) oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite'
Common Name: Aster

Medium blue single daisies. The last Aster to bloom.  Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Native.


Asteromoea (Kalimeris) incisa 'Blue Star'
Common Name: Japanese Aster

Single 1", pale blue, daisy-like flowers on a compact mounds of foliage over a long period, particularly if deadheaded. Very easy to grow. Attractive to butterflies.


Asteromoea (Kalimeris) integrifolia 'Daisy Mae'
Common Name: Japanese Aster

Single, white daisy blooms cover this plant much of the summer.  Occasional shearing will increase bloom and overall appearance. Very easy to grow!


Asteromoea (Kalimeris) pinnatifida 'Hortensia Mongolica'
Common Name: Japanese Aster

A profusion of small, semi-double white daisies from early summer to fall. Excellent and very easy to grow! Spreads by underground runners. Attractive to butterflies.


Astilbe 'Crimson Spires'
Common Name: False Spirea

Shades of red flowers over nice rich green foliage. Early season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe arendsii 'Bridal Veil'
Common Name: False Spirea

Long pure white, airy plumes over green foliage. Profuse bloomer. Fragrant. Midseason. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe arendsii 'Cattleya'
Common Name: False Spirea

Graceful plumes of large, open, crimson-pink flowers over green foliage. Midseason. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe arendsii 'Chocolate Shogun'
Common Name: False Spirea

Glossy, dark chocolate colored leaves on red petioles distinguish this stunner. Light pink plumes really stand out against the dark leaves. Award Winner! Late season.


Astilbe arendsii 'Darwin's Dream'
Common Name: False Spirea

Dense, deep pink blooms are borne over shiny dark green foliage. Early to Midseason. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe arendsii 'Deutschland'
Common Name: False Spirea

Plumes of bright white flowers over green foliage. Early season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe arendsii 'Fanal'
Common Name: False Spirea

Plumes of bright garnet-red flowers over red-tinged foliage. Early season. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Astilbe chinensis 'Little Vision in Pink'
Common Name: False Spirea

A dwarf form of 'Visions in Pink' with dark green foliage on strong stems and loads of upright, lush pink plumes. Will rebloom if cut back. Plant patented.


 
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