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
Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Beyond Blue'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Fescue

Fine, powder blue foliage creates an evergreen mound. Maintains its color throughout the season without browning. Plant patented.


Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Cool As Ice'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Fescue

Fine textured, cool blue leaves form vigorous mounds topped by stems of fine feathery blooms in earlly summer. Good heat tolerance. Makes a nice specimen plant or attractive in masses. Evergreen.


Festuca ovina var. glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Common Name: Blue Sheep Fescue
Bright blue foliage. Green blooms in late summer have a purple tinge. Afternoon shade during the summer is appreciated. Requires well-drained soil. Deer resistant. Divde every 2-3 years for best performance.

Fragaria vesca 'Golden Alexandria'
Common Name: Alpine Strawberry

A runnerless, alpine strawberry with delightful lime-green and gold foliage that stays neat and compact. White flowers are followed by small, sweet red fruits summer through fall.  Could you ask for more? Evergreen.


Fragaria vesca 'Lipstick'
Common Name: Flowering Strawberry

Hot rose-pink blooms on neat mounds of dark green foliage are followed by tasty bright red fruits. Evergreen plants spread by runners. Long blooming. Great groundcover.


Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri 'Grape Sensation'
Common Name: Texas Firewheel

Purple blooms distinguish this from the typical blanket flower. Blooms appear all summer long making a nice cool splash in the garden. Sterile flowers mean extended bloom without deadheading or cutting back. Plants will create an extensive mat as plants root as they spread.


Gaillardia aristata 'Bijou'
Common Name: Blanket Flower

Compact plants with orange-red, yellow tipped daisy-like flowers form neat mounds. Cut back spent flowers for best rebloom. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Native.


Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Apricot'
Common Name: Blanket Flower

Large 3-3.5" bloom is yellow with soft apricot orange toward the center. A double row of petals gives it a very full look. Neat mounds of bright green foliage produce flowers early summer into fall. Deadhead for best rebloom.


Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'
Common Name: Blanket Flower

Compact, well-branched uniform plants produce loads of large, dark brick-red blooms with deep burgundy red cones.


Gaillardia grandiflora 'Arizona Sun'
Common Name: Blanket Flower

4" single mahogany-red flowers with a yellow edge. An award winning dwarf variety. Cut back spent flowers for best rebloom. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Native.


Gaillardia grandiflora 'Burgundy'
Common Name: Blanket Flower

Very attractive mahogany flowers. Excellent in a wildflower garden. Cut back spent flowers for best rebloom. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Native.


Gaillardia grandiflora 'Dazzler'
Common Name: Blanket Flower

Golden-yellow flowers with maroon centers are always showy. Cut back spent flowers for best rebloom. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Native.


Gaillardia grandiflora 'Goblin'
Common Name: Blanket Flower

Large, showy red daisy-like flowers are edged in yellow. Compact variety. Cut back spent flowers for best rebloom. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Native.


Galium odoratum
Common Name: Sweet Woodruff

Beautiful groundcover for partial shade and moist, loamy soil. Rich green foliage is covered with fragrant white flowers in spring. Makes a great ground cover over bulbs. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Ballerina White'
Common Name: Wandflower

Well-branched, compact plants produce a tremendous number of white blooms over a long season. Dark green foliage is sometimes flushed with red or maroon. Perfect for small gardens. US native.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Belleza Dark Pink'
Common Name: Wandflower

Well-branched, compact plants produce airy stems of deep pink blooms above dark burgundy foliage over a long season. Perfect for the smaller garden. US native. Plant patent applied for.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'
Common Name: Wandflower

Striking deep pink flowers are borne on wiry stems over medium green foliage tinged with pink. Attractive to butterflies & hummingbirds. Deer resistant.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White'
Common Name: Wandflower

Compact plants produce wiry stems of 1"-2" white blooms with a tinge of pink from late spring through early summer. Plants branch readily without pinching. An award winner.


Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
Common Name: Wandflower

White flowers with a hint of pink are borne on red wiry stems over green foliage all summer long. Attractive to butterflies, bees & hummingbirds. Deer resistant.


Gelsemium sempervirens 'Margarita'
Common Name: Carolina Jessamine, Carolina Jasmine

A reliably hardy Jasmine with a profuse display of clear yellow, very fragrant trumpet flowers in late March or April. Twining vines of shiny green leaves on reddish brown stems are best grown on an arbor, trellis or fence.  Evergreen leaves turn bronze in winter. A vigorous native. Self sows.


Gentiana cruciata 'Blue Cross'
Common Name: Cross Gentian

Bell-shaped blooms of deep blue with a bit of white appear in the leaf axils. At each axil, four thick, glossy green leaves meet to form a cross giving its common name. More drought tolerant than most Gentian.


Gentiana x 'True Blue'
Common Name: Bottle Gentian

Tubular bell shaped, true blue flowers up to 2' long are produced at nodes all along the stems. Plants are bushy and upright with lance-shaped, smooth green leaves. Blooms midsummer to fall. Plant patented.


Geranium 'Brookside'
Common Name: Cranesbill

Large clear blue flowers with pale centers. A vigorous, spreading grower that is longer blooming than 'Johnson's Blue'. Deciduous. Can tolerate clay soil, coastal conditions & be grown under black walnut trees. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming.


Geranium 'Rozanne'
Common Name: Cranesbill

2" saucer-shaped violet-blue blooms for a long flowering (mid-June to November). Deep green foliage turns reddish brown in fall. A fast spreader, it will cover a 2'-3' area in one season. Deciduous. Plant Patented.


Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
Common Name: Cranesbill

A mounding plant with white flowers that are flushed with pink. Evergreen, highly scented foliage develops lovely orange/red fall color. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Deer resistant.


Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo Karmina'
Common Name: Cranesbill

A mounding plant with deep pink flowers over highly scented evergreen leaves that flush to an attractive red in winter. Long blooming. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies.


Geranium cantabrigiense 'Cambridge'
Common Name: Cranesbill

Lavender-pink flowers bloom late spring to early summer. Highly scented, evergreen mounding foliage develops a lovely fall color. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming.


Geranium hybrid 'Johnson's Blue'
Common Name: Cranesbill

Vivid blue flowers 1 1/2" - 2" wide on somewhat sprawling plants. Will self sow. Deciduous. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming. Rabbit resistant.


Geranium hybrid 'Tiny Monster'
Common Name: Cranesbill

Non-stop bright magenta blooms are borne on this spunky hybrid of G. sanguineum from summer into fall. Vigorous grower with a mounding habit. Attractive to butterflies.


Geranium macrorrhizum
Common Name: Bigroot Cranesbill

Large, light green, fragrant leaves with soft pink flowers. Evergreen clump former. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming.


Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'
Common Name: Bigroot Cranesbill
White flowers over clumps of large evergreen, fragrant leaves. Colorful fall foliage. Can tolerate clay soil, coastal conditions and be grown under black walnut trees. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming.

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety'
Common Name: Bigroot Cranesbill

Deep magenta flowers with red sepals. Large decorative, mound forming leaves are fragrant and evergreen. Blooms of Bressingham Introduction. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Deer resistant.


Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'
Common Name: Bigroot Cranesbill

Pale pink flowers over large semi-evergreen, fragrant leaves. Clump former. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming.


Geranium sanguineum
Common Name: Bloody Cranesbill

2" wide purplish-red flowers appear in summer. Foliage turns red in fall.Spreading growth habit.  Excellent in low border plantings. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Deciduous.


Geranium sanguineum 'Max Frei'
Common Name: Bloody Cranesbill

Profusion of bright carmine-rose flowers bloom all summer on very compact spreading plants with deep green foliage. Good fall leaf color. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Geranium sanguineum var. striatum 'Lancastriense'
Common Name: Bloody Cranesbill

Soft pink flowers with deeper rose veining. Forms a spreading groundcover. Long blooming. Good red foliage color in fall. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Attractive to butterflies.


Geum coccineum 'Koi'
Common Name: Rose of the Rockery / Avens

Bright red-orange blooms appear over compact mounds of glossy green, crinkled foliage for several months.


Glechoma hederacea 'Variegata'
Common Name: Creeping Charlie / Variegated Ground Ivy

Evergreen, scalloped heart-shaped leaves with white marbling. Lavender flowers on trailing stems that can be invasive. Quick covering groundcover or trailing container plant. Remove green reversions quickly. Drought tolerance makes it excellent to use under trees where soil is dry so long as it can be contained. Will not attach to trees. Light foot traffic. Space on 12" centers.


Gypsophila repens 'Rosea'
Common Name: Pink Creeping Baby's Breath

Soft pink flowers in late spring on trailing foliage. Nice rock garden plant or groundcover. Attractive to butterflies. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 8"-10" centers.