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 Hosta, ferns, 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 currently active 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 and request a catalog.

Although we do not sell online, our 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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Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation'
Common Name: Ornamental Onion

Tall, leafless stems are topped in early summer with 4"-5" umbels of vivid violet purple flowers. Foliage is long, narrow and flat arising from the soil line. Bulbous plants.

Allium schoenoprasum
Common Name: Chives

Fine green, onion-like foliage and pretty lavender globe-like flowers are nice cut and dried.  Green leaves are used for seasoning and blossoms are edible as well. Evergreen. Deer resistant.

Allium senescens
Common Name: Mountain Garlic

Narrow, bright green onion like folieage stays low. Individual bloom stems with rounded, 1" lavender bloom clusters rise to 12"-18". Will naturalize. Deadhead to prevent self-sowing.

Allium tuberosum
Common Name: Garlic Chives

Slightly flattened, onion-like blue-green foliage with clusters of showy, 1"-2" white flower umbels in mid to late summer.  Leaves and flowers are edible. Remove spent seed heads to prevent self sowing. Not deer resistant. Evergreen.

Allium x 'Millenium'
Common Name: Ornamental Onion

2" globes of purply-pink blooms flower in mid to late summer over clumps of deep green, flattened grass-like leaves. Unlike many ornamental onions, this one is a true clump former with sterile seed so it does not spread about the landscape. 2018 PPA Perennial Plant of the Year.

Alyssum saxatile 'Compactum'
Common Name: Basket of Gold

(Aurinia) Low, compact silver-green plants are covered with rich gold blooms in early spring. Makes a nice groundcover or a cute edger for the border with well-drained soils. Excellent planted with spring bulbs.

Alyssum (Aurinia) wulfenianum 'Golden Spring'
Common Name: Basket of Gold

Larger than usual bright yellow flower clusters on spreading plants. Plants are frost and freeze tolerant and can also hold up to heat. Plant patent applied for.

Amsonia 'Blue Ice'
Common Name: Blue Star

Dark blue buds and flowers in late spring for more than 5 weeks. Blooms considerably longer and stronger than other Amsonias. Dark green leaves turn brilliant yellow in fall. Late to emerge in spring. Spreads by underground rhizomes. Deer resistant.

Amsonia hubrichtii
Common Name: Arkansas Blue Star

Clusters of soft blue, star-shaped flowers are produced in spring over very fine, needle-like leaves. Foliage turns golden-yellow in fall. A low maintenance, native perennial it is long lived and great for the wildflower or mixed border. Deer resistant.


Amsonia illustris
Common Name: Shining Blue Star / Ozark Blue Star

Light blue flowers appear in spring over shiny, thick, leathery foliage. A clump former, it is late to emerge in spring. This native is drought tolerant and deer resistant. Outstanding golden-yellow fall color.

Amsonia tabernaemontana
Common Name: Willowleaf Blue Star

Lance-shaped leaves with pale blue flower clusters in spring. Outstanding golden yellow fall color. Low maintenance, native perennial that is long lived and great for the wildflower or mixed border. Tolerant of clay soil and drought. Clump former that is late to emerge in spring. Deer resistant.

Amsonia tabernaemontana 'Storm Cloud'
Common Name: Blue Star

New stems emerge near-black with leaves that are very dark green with silver veins. Stems stay dark throughout spring. Pale blue, star-shaped flowers in clusters in late spring for many weeks. Nice mounding, shrub-like habit lasts into fall.  A Proven winner selection. Native cultivar.

Anacyclus depressus
Common Name: Mt Atlas Daisy

White daisy flowers with crimson on the petals' undersides. Forms mats of ferny gray-green foliage. Great groundcover.  Attractive to butterflies.

Anacyclus depressus compactum 'Silberkissen'
Common Name: Silver Kisses Mt. Atlas Daisy
Ferny, gray-green foliage sets off masses of white daisy type blooms in late spring. Blooms have attractive reddish-purple undersides that show when the flowers close at night, or on rainy days when the flowers do not open fully. Great groundcover.

Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone

Single, pure white flowers are borne on wiry stems in September and October. Deeply divided, dark green leaves. Very floriferous cultivar. Plants spread by underground runners.

Anemone 'September Charm'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone

Large, single flowers have rose-pink petals that alternate with darker pink to create a two-tone effect. Flowers are borne atop wiry stems in September and October, sometimes earlier. One of the first to bloom. Deeply dissected green leaves.

Anemone 'Whirlwind'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone

Semi-double, snow-white flowers with yellows centers and soft ruffled edges are borne on wiry stems. Deeply divided dark green leaves.

Anemone canadensis
Common Name: Meadow Anmone

Lovely 2" flowers with white petals and numerous yellow stamens bloom on erect stems above strongly divided foliage in mid-spring.

Anemone hupehensis 'Pretty Lady Diana'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone

Compact plants produce 2" single pink blooms in late summer/early fall. Attractive dark green foliage provides a nice filler through the summer. Long-lived plants provide elegant color to the border or woodland edge.

Anemone hupehensis 'Pretty Lady Emily'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone

Compact plants produce large, semi-double, pink blooms with yellow centers in late summer/early fall. Palmate, medium green foliage is attractive throughout the summer. A nice filler in the border.

Anemone hupehensis 'Pretty Lady Maria'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone

Single, white blooms over two inches wide appear August to November. Compact, long-lived plants have attractive dark green foliage. Plant patent applied for.

Anemone japonica 'Fantasy Pocohontas'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone

Double, bubblegum pink blooms with yellow centers flower on wiry stems from July to September, followed by attractive, fluffy seedheads. It is an award winner.

Anemone japonica 'Fantasy Red Riding Hood'
Common Name: Japanese Anemone

Single deep rosey pink blooms with good substance bloom in mid to late summer on compact mounds of vigorous green foliage. Plant patent applied for.

Anemone sylvestris
Common Name: Snowdrop Windflower

Delicate, single white blossoms that have soft yellow stamens bloom on 18" wiry stems. Blooms in spring, occasional fall rebloom. Flowers are followed by fluffy white seedheads. Great for shaded woodlands.

Angelica gigas
Common Name: Angelica

Large green foliage sets off tall stems of deep purple flower heads. Blooms in late summer and fall. Biennial if seeds are allowed to set. These large, architectural plants prefer deep, moist, fertile soil. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies.

Angelica pachycarpa
Common Name: Angelica

Large, handsome, extremely glossy leathery foliage contrasts with white umbels of flowers. Leaves are great for cut flower bouquets. Biennial or short-lived perennial.

Aquilegia 'Black Barlow'
Common Name: Columbine

Fully double, dark violet near black flowers. Great for woodland settings and is drought tolerant once established. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Aquilegia 'Dragonfly Mix'
Common Name: Columbine

Masses of large, vibrant flowers in shades of blue, yellow, white, pink and red with yellow centers and long, star-shaped spurs that project out behind the blossoms. These have blue-green foliage and strong stems good for cutting.

Aquilegia 'Grandmother's Garden'
Common Name: Columbine
A lovely vintage variety with a mix of pale rose, violet, and wine-red flowers. The nodding blooms of this cottage garden favorite have short spurs unlike modern cultivars.

Aquilegia 'Origami'
Common Name: Columbine

A  lovely mix of 3 inch blooms in shades of pink, blue, red, white, and yellow that begin to open in late spring and continue well into early summer. Long-lasting cutflower as well as attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Aquilegia 'Songbird Dove'
Common Name: Columbine

Large 3" pure white flowers. The Songbird series features the largest flowered columbines. Great for woodland settings and is drought tolerant once established. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Aquilegia alpina
Common Name: Columbine (Alpine)

Abundant blue nodding flowers with short spurs. Great for woodland settings. Drought tolerant once established. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Aquilegia canadensis
Common Name: Columbine (native)

Red-orange to coral and yellow flowers with long spurs. Reputed to be less susceptible to leaf miner. Native. Great for woodland settings and drought tolerant once established. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Aquilegia chrysantha
Common Name: Columbine

Fragrant, long spurred yellow flowers. Great for woodland settings and is drought tolerant once established. Very long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Native to southwestern US.

Aquilegia flabellata 'Nana Alba'
Common Name: Dwarf Columbine

Mounds of dusty blue-green leaves give rise to elegant short-spurred, pure white flowers that dance above the foliage like miniature doves. Wonderful groundcover for shady areas.

Aquilegia sibirica 'Biedermeier'
Common Name: Biedermeier

Pastel shades over compact blue-green foliage. Excellent performer. Great for woodland settings and is drought tolerant once established. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Aquilegia x caerulea 'Sunshine'
Common Name: Columbine

Long-spurred, bright yellow, double blooms flower above lacy foliage from late spring to early summer. Nice for cutting.

Arachniodes davalliaeformis
Common Name: Shiny Bristle Fern

Shiny dark green bristly fronds almost look like plastic.The triangular fronds are 12 to 18 inch wide, forming clumps that slowly spread. New fronds emerge later than other ferns but last well into fall/early winter. Great for cutting.

Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Holly Fern

Glossy, deep green fronds have striking bands of vibrant yellow-green along each midrib. Stiff and erect it withstands hard frost without flopping. Has a short, creeping crown. Evergreen and deer resistant.

Arachniodes standishii
Common Name: Upsidedown Fern

Prominent veins on the tops of the fronds give the impression that the lacy leaves are upside-down. Tall, broad, light green fronds make a great specimen or background plant. Semi-evergreen and slowly spreading.

Aralia cordata 'Sun King'
Common Name: Japanese Spikenard

Tropical-looking, bright golden compound leaves with reddish-brown stems stay chartreuse to yellow all summer depending on the amount of sun. Tiny white flowers in tall spikes in mid to late summer are followed by inedible, purple-black fruit. Plants quickly produce a dense clump up to 3' by 3'.  They are likely to mature to a taller height with time.

Arenaria montana
Common Name: Sandwort

Snow-white flowers cover clumps of small green leaves in late spring. Very showy. Shear back after bloom. Nice rock garden, edging, or knot garden plant.

Arisaema triphyllum
Common Name: Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Flower is a hooded spathe whose color varies from green to purple. Produces two 3-lobed leaves and bears fleshy red berries in autumn. A member of the aroid family, foliage disappears in summer as it goes dormant. A real conversation plant!  Native.

Armeria maritima 'Rubrifolia'
Common Name: Sea Thrift

Luscious little, hot-pink, pom-pom blooms over burgundy to smoky-green, shiny grass-like foliage. Foliage is more green in summer and returns to burgundy in cooler weather. Great for rock gardens and the front of the border. Light foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.

Armeria maritima 'Splendens'
Common Name: Sea Thrift

Rose-pink pom-pom shaped flowers are borne on leafless stems above clumps of evergreen, grass-like foliage. Requires well-drained soil and is tolerant of coastal conditions and drought once established. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.

Armeria pseudarmeria 'Dreameria Daydream'
Common Name: Sea Thrift

Tidy clumps of grass-like deep green foliage produce drumstick blooms of shell pink all season long,starting in spring. Very heat tolerant. Great for containers! Prefers full sun and well-drained soils. Do not overwater. Plant patent applied for.

Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle'
Common Name: Wormwood

Silver, ferny foliage adorns this clump forming sub-shrub. Responds well to pinching in April to keep compact. Remove flower buds for best appearance. Cut back hard in summer to refresh for fall. Deer resistant. Evergreen.

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.

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