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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Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass

Upright, clumping, grassy green foliage displays "see through" reddish-bronze plumes in summer which fade to tan by fall. Good winter interest. 2001 Perennial Plant of the Year.


Calamagrostis brachytricha
Common Name: Feather Reed Grass

This warm season clump-former has stiff, bright green leaves 1/4"-5/8" wide. In late summer they produce pink tinted blooms on stems up to 4' tall standing well above the foliage. Plumes mature to light tan. Great for light shade to shade!


Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'
Common Name: Calamint

Compact plants produce clouds of brilliant sky blue flowers over aromatic foliage. Exceptionally long blooming. Good rock garden plant.


Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'
Common Name: Calamint

Sprays of bright white flowers over mint scented foliage. Exceptionally long blooming. Attractive to butterflies. Heavy self-sower.


Calamintha nepeta var. nepeta 'Montrose White'
Common Name: Calamint

New, compact, clump-forming, non-floppy, and non-seeding, this improved variety has loads of white blooms from June until frost. A nice filler loved by butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.


Callirhoe involucrata
Common Name: Wine Cups

Bright 2"-2 1/2" wine-red, cup-shaped flowers are borne on low growing stems of lobed green foliage. Best used as a weaver amongst other plants. Always gets lots of comments in the border. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming. Native.


Calylophus serrulatus 'Prairie Lode'
Common Name: Calylophus

Sulfur-yellow flowers open from orange buds April to November. Wiry stems and small green leaves stay close to the ground. Much prettier in the ground than in a container. Makes a great groundcover with its wide reach, but runners do NOT root down.


Campanula 'Sarastro'
Common Name: Bellflower

Shorter than 'Kent Belle', it has huge violet-purple bells and a better branching habit.  Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming.


Campanula 'Violet Teacups'
Common Name: Bellflower

Low growing mounds of small, shield-shaped green leaves are topped with 1.5" deep violet blue, to purple, starry cup-shaped blooms in late spring and summer. Good for the border's edge or rock gardens.


Campanula carpatica 'Rapido White'
Common Name: Bellflower

Very early blooming campanula with 1-1.5" cup-shaped blooms of pure white that nicely contrasts with dark green foliage. Great groundcover and a rapid grower. Also suitable for containers.


Campanula glomerata 'Superba'
Common Name: Bellflower (Clustered)

Tubular violet flowers on short, strong stems from June to July.  Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming.


Campanula persicifolia 'Blue'
Common Name: Bellflower (Peachleaf)

Large china blue bells are borne on tall leafless stems in May and June. Clump former. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming.


Campanula portenschlagiana 'Birch Hybrids'
Common Name: Bellflower

Plants form low mats that are covered with a profusion of brilliant violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers in late spring and summer. (Hybrid between C. poscharskyana and C. portenschlagiana.)


Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall'
Common Name: Bellflower

Bell-shaped, lavender blue flowers with a small white center occur all along the stems in June and July. It has a spreading habit that can easily reach 2' in diameter during the growing season. Attractive to butterflies. Plant Patented.


Campsis radicans
Common Name: Common Trumpet Vine

Plants can grow rapidly to 40' or more. They are loved by hummingbirds for their large, bright red-orange tubular blooms, which are followed by long seedpods. Plants sucker freely and may spread aggressively. May cause allergic reactions. Native.


Campsis radicans 'Flava'
Common Name: Trumpet Vine

Showy, trumpet-shaped yellow flowers. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Long blooming. Fast growing woody native vine with rich green foliage.


Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'
Common Name: Trumpet Vine

Showy, trumpet-shaped bright salmon-red flowers. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Long blooming. Fast growing woody native vine with rich green foliage.


Canna 'Cannova Red'
Common Name: Canna

Upright, compact plants have dark green foliage and bright red blooms from late spring to late summer. Suitable for containers as well as in the ground.


Carex appalachica
Common Name: Appalachian Sedge

Fine-textured grassy leaves with a fountaining habit characterize this native of dry woods in Eastern U.S. A medium to fast grower. Makes a great groundcover for slopes.


Carex buchananii 'Firefox'
Common Name: Sedge

A selected strain with fine evergreen foliage that is deep fox brown to red and characterized by a strongly upright habit. Tips may have a decorative curl. Good winter hardiness even to zone 5. Fantastic planted with silver or burgundy leaved plants.


Carex buchananii (Red Fox)
Common Name: Sedge

Vase-shaped clumper with interesting fine textured brown foliage that is rusty orange at the bottom and somewhat curled on its tips. Deer resistant. May self-sow.


Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'
Common Name: Sedge

Fine textured weeping foliage forms swirls. Very narrow leaves seem almost iridescent with a silvery green color. Evergreen. Benefits from a haircut to about 1/3 height in early spring. Deer resistant.


Carex dolichostachya var. glabberima 'Gold Fountains'
Common Name: Sedge

Fine textured leaves are bordered in gold. Beautiful swirl-forming Carex. Evergreen. Benefits from a light haircut in spring. Makes a good, deer-resistant groundcover.


Carex elata 'Bowles Golden'
Common Name: Sedge

Clear, bright golden-yellow foliage with a narrow green margin is stunning planted with golden variegated hostas and ferns in partial shade. Deciduous. Effective when used as groundcovers or edges.


Carex flaccosperma
Common Name: Sedge

Strong clump forming sedge with glaucous blue foliage that is 1/2" wide. Spreads slowly and is drought tolerant. Excellent evergreen groundcover! Native. Deer resistant.


Carex flagellifera 'Kiwi'
Common Name: Sedge

This New Zealand native forms widely arching clumps of olive-green, grassy foliage providing great color and texture in the garden. Evergreen. Excellent in containers.


Carex glauca (flacca) 'Blue Zinger'
Common Name: Blue Sedge

This pretty sedge has attractive, narrow, blue-green grass-like foliage that grows in clumps 10"-16" tall. It is more upright and its color is lighter blue than the species. Usually evergreen, it spreads slowly by rhizomes. Excellent for rain gardens.


Carex laxiculmus 'Hobb Bunny BlueTM'
Common Name: Bunny Blue Sedge

This low-growing native sedge has lovely silvery blue, evergreen foliage and forms large, dense moderately spreading clumps. Works well in the border, shade garden or in containers.  Plant patent applied for.


Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'
Common Name: Sedge

Bright white and dark green grassy leaves make a showy groundcover. Semi-evergreen plants have a vigorous habit and spread by underground rhizomes. Deer resistant. A favorite! May be cut back in early spring.


Carex morrowii 'Silver Sceptre'
Common Name: Sedge

Narrow 1/2" green leaves have white margins that give it a fine textured appearance. Forms thick, silvery clumps. Great semi-evergreen groundcover and also effective as an edger. Deer resistant.


Carex oshimensis 'Everest'
Common Name: Sedge

Deep blue-green,  leaves edged in bright white form pretty fountain like mounds. Lovely in containers! Prefers partial to light shade and average moisture. Clumping. Evergreen.


Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'
Common Name: Sedge

Handsome creamy-yellow and green variegated grass-like foliage. Mound forming with a swirling habit. Evergreen. Deer resistant. May be trimmed back by 2/3's in early spring.


Carex oshimensis 'Everillo'
Common Name: Sedge

Grassy, lime-green leaves form mounding fountains that light up the border. Leaves gradually deepen to golden yellow. Best color is maintained with some morning sun. Performs well in dry shade! Evergreen. Plant patented.


Carex oshimensis 'Eversheen'
Common Name: Sedge

Shiny deep green leaves have bright limy yellow centers. Plants form fine-textured, weeping mounds that maintain their good looks year round. Nice in containers. Evergreen. Plant patented.


Carex oshimensis 'Feather Falls'
Common Name: Sedge

Striking green and white, grassy foliage on large plants that have a lovely waterfall form. It has more sun tolerance than other variegated Carex, plus good heat tolerance. Evergreen. Fantastic for containers as well as in the landscape.


Carex pensylvanica
Common Name: Oak Sedge

This native makes a wonderful groundcover for dry, part sun to shady areas. Fine textured, slowly spreading plants have a tough constitution and provide both food and shelter for small birds. Try this one under trees where grass won't grow.


Carex plantaginea
Common Name: Seersucker Sedge

Broad (1+"), shiny, evergreen leaves are puckered like seersucker. Very attractive for moist shady areas where it thrives and spreads to make a lovely groundcover.


Carex tenuiculmis 'Cappuccino'
Common Name: New Zealand Hair Sedge

Fine grassy foliage emerges olive green to red-brown and changes to coppery-brown with orange tips. Red/orange shades predominate in fall. Great in containers or for massing.


Carex testacea 'Prairie Fire'
Common Name: New Zealand Sedge

Shiny, olive bronze spring and summer foliage becomes fiery orange in winter. Elegant arching form spills over the edge of containers and walls. A bit more red than the species, color is best in full sun. Great as specimen or for massing.


Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'
Common Name: Bluebeard

Soft textured, heavily variegated leaves maintain their color all season. Delicate, lavender-blue flowers are borne in loose clusters at the end of stems in late summer. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
Common Name: Bluebeard

Low growing, long blooming, fall flowering shrub with lance-shaped leaves. Deep purple-blue flowers appear in the axils of the silvery-gray foliage. Responds well to heavy pruning in the spring.  Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Grand Bleu'
Common Name: Bluebeard

Leathery, blue-green foliage has a lovely sheen. Upright, but compact plants produce deep blue blooms in late summer and early fall. Responds well to heavy pruning in the spring. Blooms on new wood. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies and hummers. Plant patented.


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'
Common Name: Bluebeard

Low growing, long blooming, fall flowering shrub with lance-shaped leaves. Sky blue to lavender blue flowers above silvery foliage. Responds well to heavy pruning in the spring. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Centaurea montana
Common Name: Bachelor's Buttons

Deep purplish-blue flowerheads with fringes petals bloom above foliage that is lightly covered with silver hairs. Will self sow. Blooms in April and May. Long blooming.


Cerastium tomentosum
Common Name: Snow in Summer

A carpet of silvery gray foliage, it is covered with small white flowers in spring. Cut back after blooming to maintain nice foliage. Self sows.


Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Common Name: Plumbago

Excellent rapidly growing groundcover. Clusters of bright blue flowers with red calyxes are borne summer through fall. Beautiful burgundy fall color. Good overplanting for bulbs since it is late to break dormancy in the spring.


Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dream'
Common Name: Chaenorhinum origanifolium

Dainty, lilac blue blooms with yellow centers are produced over fine green foliage on compact plants in late spring and summer. Excellent alpine / rock garden plant.


Chasmanthium latifolium
Common Name: Northern Sea Oats

Soft green foliage with graceful clusters of tan seeds that dangle from delicate stems in summer. Remove seed heads to prevent heavy self-sowing. Yellow fall color. Deer resistant. Long blooming. Native.


Chasmatophyllum masculinum
Common Name: Hardy Tiger's Jaw

Long blooming plants that display yellow daisies that turn orange as they age. Flat succulent foliage. Very attractive. Thrives in dry sites. Nice rock garden and container plant. South African native.


Cheilanthes lanosa
Common Name: Hairy Lip Fern

An upright spreading fern that is native to both limestone and rocky acid soils. Excellent in rock gardens with gritty soil and excellent drainage. Native to the East Central and Southeast US. Evergreen.


 
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