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
Iberis sempervirens 'Pink Ice'
Common Name: Candytuft

Compact plants have a dense mounding form. They produce large clusters of soft pink blooms with darker pink at the cluster centers over a long period. The leathery green foliage is evergreen. Plant patented.


Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
Common Name: Candytuft

Dark green leaves and large clusters of white, slightly fragrant flowers. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.  Excellent compact evergreen plant that is useful for edging borders and in rock gardens.


Iberis sempervirens 'Tahoe'
Common Name: Candytuft

Clusters of pure white blooms appear about 2 weeks earlier than on 'Snowflake'. Dark green foliage forms well-branched, compact mounds. Great edger or crevice filler! Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.  Excellent evergreen plant that is useful for edging borders and in rock gardens.


Iris (Blue Flag) versicolor
Common Name: Blue Flag

Lovely blue flowers appear in early summer over upright sword-like foliage.  Native to the eastern U.S.. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies.


Iris (Blue Flag) versicolor x virginica 'Dark Aura'
Common Name: Blue Flag

This award-winning native cultivar has dark purple flushed new growth. Dark violet-blue blooms on black scapes are held just above the foliage in early summer.


Iris (Dwarf Crested) cristata
Common Name: Crested Iris

Light blue miniature iris blooms are held amongst handsome fans of short pale green strap-like foliage. Fast grower & spreader that makes a nice edger for the shade garden. Deer resistant.


Iris (Dwarf Crested) cristata 'Eco Bluebird'
Common Name: Crested Iris

Light lavender blue flowers have orange crests and white throats that are surrounded by darker blue. Handsome fans of short pale green strap-like foliage. Fast grower and spreader that makes a nice edger for the shade garden. Deer resistant. Native to the eastern United States.


Iris (Dwarf Crested) cristata 'Powder Blue Giant'
Common Name: Crested Iris

Touted as being more vigorous than the species, this variety boasts light blue flowers with golden crests and darker blue accents. Handsome fans of short pale green strap-like foliage.


Iris (Dwarf Crested) cristata 'Tennessee White'
Common Name: Crested Iris

A vigorous selection of our native I. cristata from Tennessee, this variety is long-blooming, showing off its brilliant white blooms accented by yellow crests above fans of green foliage. A nice groundcover for shade. Deer and rabbit resistant.


Iris (German) germanica 'Breakers'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Solid dark blue flowers. Rebloomer. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.


Iris (German) germanica 'Fatal Attraction'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Medium blue standards and blue-black falls are nicely ruffled. Standards are infused with purple. Blue beards. Award winner. Early.


Iris (German) germanica 'Firebreather'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Vibrant orange blooms make this one of the most brilliant oranges offered to date. Late season bloomer. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.


Iris (German) germanica 'Fringe of Gold'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Ruffled canary yellow standards contrast with creamy white falls that are edged in yellow and trimmed with deep golden yellow radiating from the golden beards. Outstanding!


Iris (German) germanica 'Harvest of Memories'
Common Name: Bearded Iris
Large, bright yellow blooms with golden yellow beards are sweetly fragrant and dependable rebloomers. Must have well-drained soil, rhizome should be planted slightly above soil level.

Iris (German) germanica 'Immortality'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Solid white blooms sport a lemon-tipped white beard. Strong rebloomer. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.


Iris (German) germanica 'Jurassic Park'
Common Name: German Bearded Iris
Fantastic, larger than average blooms with canary yellow standards and purple to lavender falls. Award winner with a broad, ruffled form . Early midseason. May rebloom. Must have well-drained soil, rhizome should be planted slightly above soil level.

Iris (German) germanica 'Lenora Pearl'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Pretty pink blooms have ruffled standards and falls with deep tangerine pink beards. A border bearded, it blooms early in the season. Award Winner. Rebloomer.


Iris (German) germanica 'Pure as Gold'
Common Name: German Iris
Deep golden yellow blooms with deeper gold beards are nicely ruffled. Fragrant blooms in late spring with consistent repeat bloom in late summer or fall. Strong growth habit. Late season. Rebloomer. Award Winner.

Iris (German) germanica 'Ruby Morn'
Common Name: German Iris

Large, deep ruby red blooms have gold dusted wine-red beards. Tall stems are well-branched for lots of bloom. May Rebloom. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Must have well-drained soil, rhizome should be planted slightly above soil level. 


Iris (German) germanica 'Sharp Dressed Man'
Common Name: German Iris

Wow! This handsome fellow has purple standards and violet black falls with huge deep orange beards. Fragrant. Award Winner. Early midseason. Heavy bloomer. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers full sun.


Iris (German) germanica 'Speeding Again'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Striking, dark blue to pruple blooms have white shoulders and lovely ruffled falls. Vigorous and fragrant. Midseason bloom. Rebloomer.


Iris (German) germanica 'Summer Olympics'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Highly ruffled, citrus yellow blooms with darker yellow beards create a sunny glow in the garden. Lightly fragrant. Rebloomer. Must have well-drained soil, rhizome should be planted slightly above soil level.


Iris (German) germanica 'Violet Turner'
Common Name: Bearded Iris

Lovely bi-tone blooms have violet blue standards and velvety deep violet falls edged in soft violet. Pronounced sweet fragrance. Early midseason. Rebloomer.

 


Iris (Japanese) ensata 'Darling'
Common Name: Japanese Iris

Large lilac-pink blooms float above dense, upright clumps of green spear-shaped foliage. The narrow petals have dark pink veins with a yellow flare. Good for mass planting in wet areas.


Iris (Japanese) ensata 'Lion King'
Common Name: Japanese Iris

Large, double, purple and white blooms with ruffled edges are drop-dead gorgeous. White centers have yellow signals. Award winner. Early mid-season. Suitable for pond-side, bog or moist garden.


Iris (Japanese) ensata 'Lion King'
Common Name: Japanese Iris
Large, double, purple and white blooms with ruffled edges are drop-dead gorgeous. White centers have yellow signals. Award winner. Early mid-season.

Iris (Japanese) ensata 'Variegata'
Common Name: Japanese Iris

Striking, green and cream variegated leaf blades and large lavender to purple blooms. Worth growing for the foliage alone. Can tolerate clay soil. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Iris (LA) louisiana 'Black Gamecock'
Common Name: Louisiana Iris

Large deep purple, almost black, blooms are marked by bright yellow signals. Wide, sword-shaped green foliage lasts well into winter.


Iris (Roof) tectorum
Common Name: Japanese Roof Iris

Wide, lilac-blue flowers with darker veins and a white crest on each fall. Fans of broad, ribbed, glossy green leaves are 12" long. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies.


Iris (Roof) tectorum 'Alba'
Common Name: Japanese Roof Iris

Wide, white flowers with a yellow crest on each fall. Fans of broad, ribbed, glossy green leaves are 12" long. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies.


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'Blueberry Fair'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

4" wide, heavily ruffled indigo blue blooms have lighter blue standards and blue-veined white signals. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'Butter and Sugar'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

White standards above soft yellow falls with creamy yellow styles. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'Caesar's Brother'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

Rich purple to deep blue flowers with gold markings on the falls. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'Concord Crush'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

Large, vibrant blue, double blooms are nicely ruffled.  White and gold signals. Can tolerate clay soil. Can be grown under black walnut trees. Blooms early summer. Tetraploid. Rebloomer.


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'Contrast in Styles'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

Violet-purple blooms have white shoulders on the falls with yellow signals and lavender-blue styles. Very showy!


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'Golden Edge'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

Deep purply-blue blooms have fine golden picotee edges on the falls and white to gold signals veined with deep blue. Can tolerate clay soil. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'Ruffled Velvet'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

Velvety, plum-purple flowers with ruffled falls. Tetraploid. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'Sparkling Rose'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

Rosy-pink flowers with a yellow blotch on the fall. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Iris (Siberian) Sibirica 'Welcome Return'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

Large, velvety, deep lavender-blue falls and very upright pale blue standards and a faint gold signal. Blooms late spring and reblooms in summer. Can tolerate clay soil.


Iris (Siberian) sibirica 'White Swirl'
Common Name: Siberian Iris

Ruffled, flaring pure white flowers with gold brushed falls. Can tolerate clay soil. Deer resistant. Attractive to butterflies. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Iris (Sweet) pallida 'Albo Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Sweet Iris

Distinctively variegated foliage with white and green vertical streaking. Fragrant lavender flowers. Gorgeous specimen. Semi-evergreen foliage. Deer resistant. Also known as 'Zebra'.


Iris (Sweet) pallida 'Aureo Variegata'
Common Name: Yellow Variegated Sweet Iris

Beautiful, vertically striped green and yellow leaves contrast wonderfully with fragrant lavender-blue flowers.


Iris (Yellow Flag) pseudacorus
Common Name: Yellow Flag Iris

Each tall, branched stem bears 4-12 deep yellow flowers. Vigorous bright green strap-like foliage. Deer resistant. This plant is considered invasive in many areas and should be contained and seed pods removed to prevent spreading.


Isotoma fluviatilis
Common Name: Blue Star Creeper

This super easy to grow mat-former has tiny rounded leaves and very small, blue star-shaped flowers that may bloom spring to frost. Semi-evergreen. Spreads by underground rhizomes and by surface rooting. May be Invasive. Great groundcover, excellent between stepping stones, under roses, around ponds and decks. Tolerates heavy foot traffic. Space on 12" centers.