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.

Select Plant Type:
Botanical Name     Common Name
A B C D E F-G H I J-L M-O P Q R S T U-Z
Baptisia alba
Common Name: White False Indigo

Black asparagus-like shoots in spring produce a mound of leathery blue-green foliage from which arise long spikes of creamy-white, pea-like flowers up to 1" across. Native. Attractive black seed pods in fall and winter.


Baptisia australis
Common Name: False Indigo

Tall dark blue spikes of pea-like flowers over leathery blue-green foliage. Attractive gray-black seed pods in fall and winter. Native. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Root system resents disturbance once established.


Baptisia hybrid 'Grape Taffy'
Common Name: False Indigo

Spires of beautiful maroon purple pea-like blooms top short, compact plants of pretty blue-green foliage in early summer. Perfect size for smaller gardens. Plant patent applied for.

 


Baptisia hybrid 'Lunar Eclipse'
Common Name: False Indigo

Unusual pea-like blooms start out yellow, mature to cream and then age to soft violet creating a two to three tone effect. Stout stems hold the blooms above the open, upright plants.  Blue-green foliage stays pretty all season. Plant patent applied for.


Baptisia hybrid 'Pink Truffles'
Common Name: False Indigo
Lovely soft pink blooms with yellow keels bloom in late spring. Plants are compact and have a shorter habit than most so they fit easiliy into any garden. A Proven Winner variety.

Baptisia hybrid 'Royal Purple Prairieblues'
Common Name: False Indigo

Deep saturated purple, pea-like blooms on tall stems are fairly large and make a great display on mature plants. Leatherby blue-green foliage stays attractive all season. Plant patent applied for.


Baptisia minor
Common Name: False Indigo

Spikes of indigo-blue, pea-like blooms on a smaller version of B. australis.  Leathery blue-green foliage. Attractive black seed pods in fall and winter. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Baptisia sphaerocarpa
Common Name: False Indigo
Spikes of vivid buttery-yellow, pea-like flowers over leathery blue green foliage. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Root system resents disturbance once established. Good Lupine substitute for the south.

Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screaming Yellow'
Common Name: False Indigo

Abundant 10"-11" spikes of brilliant yellow, pea-like flowers on compact clumps of deep green foliage appear for up to four weeks in April and early May. Wow! Native.


Baptisia x 'Carolina Moonlight'
Common Name: False Indigo

Spikes of soft buttery yellow flowers are borne over leathery blue-green foliage. Nice vase-shape form. A sister to 'Purple Smoke'. Vigorous variety. Native. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Root system resents disturbance once established.


Baptisia x 'Midnight Prairieblues'
Common Name: False Indigo

Very long stems of deep, blue-violet blooms rise high on upright, vase-shaped plants. A double bloom cycle starts with 24" terminal spikes, and is followed by secondary 5" side spikes. Plant patented.


Baptisia x 'Purple Smoke'
Common Name: False Indigo

Spikes of powdery purple, pea-like flowers with charcoal gray stems. Vase-shaped form. Leathery blue-green foliage. Native. Attractive black seed pods in fall and winter. Attracts butterflies. Deer resistant.


Baptisia x 'Solar Flare Prairieblues'
Common Name: False Indigo

Tall spikes of yellow blooms turn to orange as they age giving a two-tone effect as the newer blooms open. Plant Patented. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Root system resents disturbance once established.


Baptisia x 'Twilight Prairie Blues'
Common Name: False Indigo

Tall spires of two-tone, violet blossoms highlighted by lemon yellow keels appear in late spring over dusty blue-green leaves. Up to 5' wide. This wonderful cross from the Chicago Botanic Garden that brings a whole new look to baptisia! Plant patented.


Baptisia x minor 'Lemon Meringue'
Common Name: False Indigo

Upright, vase-shaped mounds of blue-green foliage are topped with long, charcoal stems of lemon yellow flowers in late spring. The contrast between stem and bloom is very striking. A Proven Winner variety. Plant patented.


Basil 'Greek Columnar'
Common Name: Basil

Small green leaves on upright columnar plants. A favorite because it continues to produce fresh leaves all summer. Generally does not bloom because our day lengths are not long enough. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Annual. (Only available in summer)


Begonia grandis
Common Name: Hardy Begonia

Showy plant with clusters of delicate pink flowers that are carried above large, rich green leaves with red veining  and red undersides. Late to break dormancy in spring. Long blooming plants. May be hardy beyond Zone 7 with protection.


Begonia grandis 'Alba'
Common Name: Hardy Begonia

Showy plant has clusters of delicate white flowers that are carried above large, rich green leaves with distinct veining. Late to break dormancy in spring. Long blooming plants. May be hardy beyond Zone 7 with protection.


Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut'
Common Name: Saxifraga / Pig Squeak

Ruby-red winter foliage with attractive shiny green foliage in summer. Deep pink to red flowers in spring. An improved version of 'Rotblum'.  Deer resistant.


Bignonia capreolata
Common Name: Cross Vine

Vigorous woody vines that climb via tendrils and adhesive disks have deep green leathery foliage and yellow-orange to red orange, thimble shaped blooms. Very fragrant. Foliage turns maroon in winter. Requires strong support or trees for climbing. Native.


Blechnum spicant
Common Name: Deer Fern

Native to the Pacific Northwest, tufted deer fern makes a strong statement. Its new fronds shoot straight up to form a central grouping that is surrounded by older recumbent fronds.


Boltonia asteroides 'Snowbank'
Common Name: Boltonia

Masses of white, fine-petalled, daisy-like blooms. Generally upright.  Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Native. Self-sows.


Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great'
Common Name: False Forget-Me-Not/Bugloss

Gigantic, heavily silvered leaves make a magnificent specimen in the moist, well-drained shade garden. Blue forget-me-not flowers in spring. Plant patent applied for.


Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Common Name: False Forget Me Not

Beautiful, heart-shaped, silver leaves are accented by green veins and complemented by airy sprays of blue flowers in late spring. Leaves continue to enlarge from spring through summer. PPA plant of the year 2012. Plant Patented.