Perennial Catalog

for Sandy's Plants, Inc.

Our catalog, arranged by botanical names, contains descriptions and cultural information about each of the 2000+ 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 also 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 ALL
Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'
Common Name: Mexican Hat

Flowers consist of long narrow central cones of silver-gray that are surrounded by reflexed, maroon red petals edged in yellow. Long stems hold the blooms well above the plant where they dance in the wind.


Ratibida pinnata
Common Name: Prairie Coneflower / Gray-headed Coneflower

This prairie native has bright yellow, drooping petals surrounding an elongated gray to black cone. Tall plants with stiff stems stand out in the garden without hiding surrounding plants.


Rodgersia aesculifolia
Common Name: Rodgersia

Large, palmately lobed, strongly–veined, serrated leaves distinguish this bold plant that is grown mostly for its foliage. The deep green foliage stands out in the shade garden. Small ivory to pink flowers appear in summer on tall arched stems that rise above the foliage.


Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing'
Common Name: Rodgersia

An architectural beauty with large, quilted, palmate leaves on long stalks. Leaves emerge chocolate brown, then change to green, bronze and red before returning to brown in fall. Flowers open pink in early summer, then transition to burgundy-red over time. Slow grower.


Rodgersia x 'Bronze Peacock'
Common Name: Rodgersia

The darkest bronze foliage so far for this plant. The huge, shiny, deeply veined, palmate leaves become deep green in summer. Pink blooms are carried well above the compact, clumping plants from June into August.


Rohdea japonica
Common Name: Lily of China, Sacred Lily

Leathery, wide, strap-like, shiny dark green leaves make this a great addition to the moist, well-drained woodland garden. Grown primarily for the foliage.


Rohdea japonica 'Galle'
Common Name: Sacred Lily

Introduced by the U.S.National Arboretum, this rohdea has long, leathery, boat-shaped leaves. Yellow inconspicuous blooms in summer. The dark green leaves, which are much narrower than the species, set off the bright red clusters of berries that are produced in fall and winter.


Rosa 'Blushing Knockout'
Common Name: Rose

Single pink blooms over dark reddish green foliage. Classic form, disease and drought resistant, this Knockout is just that - a Knockout!


Rosa 'Drift Apricot'
Common Name: Rose

Great groundcover rose with 1 1/2" double, soft-apricot to peach pink blooms. Flowers start in spring and continue throughout the summer.


Rosa 'Drift Coral'
Common Name: Rose

Vibrant, 1 1/2" coral orange, double blooms cover these mounding plants from mid spring until mid fall.


Rosa 'Drift Peach'
Common Name: Rose

A fantastic dwarf shrub rose this one has 1 1/2"soft peach pink double blooms from mid spring to hard freeze.


Rosa 'Drift Red'
Common Name: Rosa

Clusters of petite 3/4", cerise red blooms adorn short, bushy plants from mid spring to first frost. A low, spreading habit make it wonderful as a groundcover or filler.


Rosa 'Pink Double Knockout'
Common Name: Rose

Lovely bubble-gum pink, double blooms from early spring to frost. Classic form, disease and drought resistant, this Knockout is just that - a Knockout!


Rosa 'Sunny Knockout'
Common Name: Rose

Flowering from sping into fall plants produce lightly fragrant yellow blooms that age to cream.


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp'
Common Name: Rosemary

Strong growing compact plants have a Christmas tree growth habit. Shrubby and evergreen with aromatic gray-green leaves and woody stems.


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Hill Hardy'
Common Name: Rosemary

An upright form like 'Arp' that is supposed to be hardy to Zone 6. Shrubby and evergreen with aromatic gray-green leaves and woody stems.


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Joanna Reed'
Common Name: Rosemary

Evergreen, shrub forming variety that grows wider than tall. Pretty blue blooms for much of the year.


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Salem'
Common Name: Rosemary

Dark green, needle-like leaves and blue flowers on bushy plants that can substitute for shrubbery. Blooms for much of the year.


Rubus calycinoides
Common Name: Creeping Raspberry

Deep green, sandpaper textured leaves are crinkled and lobed and turn a beautiful burgundy color in winter. A vigorous but controllable evergreen groundcover.


Rudbeckia fulgida 'City Garden'
Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Golden yellow blooms with dark centers adorn this plant all summer long. Flowers are similar to R. 'Goldsturm', but plants are shorter and more compact.


Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Free flowering single, golden daisies with black centers. True perennial. Will form colonies. PPA "Plant of the Year" 1999. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Native.


Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Golden yellow daisy blooms with dark brown to balck eyes. Longer blooming than 'Goldsturm' with smaller blooms and finer textured foliage. True perennial. Will self sow.


Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Gold Star'
Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Compact, bushy plants hold their blooms a few inches above the foliage, creating a dome of golden yellow daisy flowers from midsummer to fall. A dwarf version of Goldsturm. Very consistent form, perfect for containers. Better than Goldsturm! Plant patented.


Rudbeckia grandiflora 'Sundance'
Common Name: Rough Coneflower

These seldom-grown, yellow parasol-shaped coneflowers have bold, dark brown cones and slightly drooping petals. Perfect for cutting, the golden yellow blooms appear from August to October.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Denver Daisy'
Common Name: Gloriosa Daisy

Huge, daisy-type blooms of pure, deep yellow with dark maroon centers and cones are produced from late summer into fall. Great for cutting; they respond with additional blooms. Disease resistant.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Large semi-double and single golden-yellow daisies over hairy green foliage. Outstanding basal branching and requires no staking. AAS winner. Can tolerate clay soil. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators. Native.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Wonderful yellow flowers have an olive green eye and are borne over hairy green foliage. Tall stiff stems make it great for cutting.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Maya'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Fully double, 4" bright yellow flowers with dark brown to mahogany centers bloom on dwarf plants. Resemble miniature sunflowers. Can tolerate clay soil. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators. Best grown as a reseeding annual. Native.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

A new twist on 'Irish Eyes'. Tangerine orange colored petals with primrose yellow tips surround a light green cone. A real looker! Hairy green foliage. Long blooming. Native. Best grown as a reseeding annual. Attractive to butterflies, pollinators and songbirds.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Sonora'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Golden yellow flowers with mahogany centers on plants with outstanding branching. Hairy green foliage. Can tolerate clay soil. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators. Best grown as a reseeding annual. Native.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Tiger Eye Gold'
Common Name: Gloriosa Daisy

Compact plants sport loads of uniform, 3" golden yellow, brown-eyed semi-double blooms from July to September. Can tolerate clay soil. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators. Best grown as a reseeding annual. Native.


Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Dwarf cultivar. Very floriferous with small golden-yellow flowers. Great pot performer and front of the border plant. Can tolerate clay soil. Long blooming. Best grown as a reseeding annual. Attractive to butterflies, pollinators and songbirds. Native.


Rudbeckia lacianata 'Herbstonne'
Common Name: Autumn Sun Coneflower

Tall plants have loose clusters of yellow flowers with green cones over large, deep green glossy leaves. Attracts butterflies, pollinators and songbirds. Native.


Rudbeckia laciniata
Common Name: Cutleaf Coneflower

Golden-yellow daisies appear for 2 months if the first flush of flowers are cut back to the second set of buds. Deeply cut, widely toothed leaves are shiny green. Atractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators.


Rudbeckia maxima
Common Name: Giant Coneflower

Rosettes of 12" leaves have a hazy silver sheen. Erect stems support yellow flowers with large dark cones. The long lasting attractive cones are enjoyed by birds. Also attractive to butterflies and pllinators. One our favorites! Native.


Rudbeckia missouriensis
Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Thin yellow ray flowers surround black center disks and are borne over hairy green leaves. Blooms June to October. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators. Readily self sows, but is not a nuisance.


Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Tall black flowering cones whose petals are barely visible are borne on tall stems and are a bee attractant. Grey-green leaves. Plants provide an architectural element in the garden and also make interesting cut flowers.


Rudbeckia speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Floriferous plants have mall golden yellow daisies with dark brown centers from midsummer to fall. Foliage turns a beautiful mahogany in autumn. Use in border or as a groundcover. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinaotrs. Native. Plant Patented.


Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'
Common Name: Sweet Coneflower

Strong, stiff stems of brown-eyed daisy blooms with rolled yellow petals bloom from late July to September. Native.


Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow'
Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Wonderful, bright, 2 1/2" daisy blooms of red or deep orange with orange or yellow tips and dark brown centers are borne in abundance on garnet stems in late summer and fall.


Ruellia brittoniana
Common Name: Wild Petunia / Water Bluebell

Tall plants have willow-like foliage and purple stems. Soft purple, petunia-like, 1"-2" blooms appear all summer long.


Ruellia humilis
Common Name: Wild Petunia

Soft lavender, petunia-like flowers bloom all summer long on compact plants.


Rumex sanguineus
Common Name: Bloody Sorrel

Long, rippled green leaves are veined with reddish-purple and are very attractive. Displays tiny star-shaped flowers but is primarily grown for its foliage.


Ruta graveolens
Common Name: Rue

Attractive, delicate blue, evergreen foliage shaped rather like tiny spatulas and cartoon hands. Yellow to chartreuse flowers in early summer.