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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Sagina subulata
Common Name: Irish Moss

Dense, tufts of tiny, slender stems grow together to form a lush carpet of bright green. Small, star-shaped, white flowers cover it almost completely in spring. Usually evergreen, but may go down in very harsh conditions. Self sows. Ideal as a groundcover, terrific between rocks and stones. Can handle heavy foot traffic. Space on 10"-12" centers.

Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
Common Name: Scotch Moss

Dense tufts of tiny, slender stems grow together to form a lush carpet of golden green. Small, star-shaped white flowers cover the plant in the spring. Usually evergreen, but may go dormant in very harsh conditions. Ideal between pavers, terrific between rocks and stones. Tolerates heavy foot traffic. Space on 12" centers.

Salvia greggii 'Alba'
Common Name: Texas Autumn Sage

White tubular flowers bloom on semi-woody plants with small green leaves. Nearly everblooming. Southwest native. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Salvia greggii 'Flame'
Common Name: Texas Autumn Sage

Brilliant red blossoms over dark green, scented foliage on semi-woody plants. Nearly everblooming. Shorter than 'Lipstick' or 'Marachino'.

Salvia greggii 'Maraschino'
Common Name: Texas Autumn Sage

True red flowers are held in loose clusters on upright, branching, semi-woody plants with aromatic foliage. Blooms from spring to hard frost. Outstanding!

Salvia greggii 'Red Swing'
Common Name: Autumn Sage

Bright red blooms are produced on semi-woody plants with aromatic foliage from spring to hard frost. Black stems and calyces create a stunning contrast to the blooms.

Salvia greggii 'Salmon Dance'
Common Name: Autumn Sage

Compact plants produce pretty salmon pink blooms with contrasting black calyces and stems. Plants are semi woody with small, aromatic green leaves. Blooming spring to hard frost, they are a must have for the pink garden.

Salvia greggii (microphylla) 'Hot Lips'
Common Name: Littleleaf Sage

Unique red and white flowers bloom over aromatic green foliage from early summer through late fall. Blooms become all red during heat of summer. and return to red and white as weather cools. 

Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue'
Common Name: Anise Sage

Beautiful 12" long spikes of intense deep blue, tubular flowers emerge from black calyxes from midsummer to frost. Scented leaves are bright green with a fuzzy texture.

Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon'
Common Name: Texas Autumn Sage

Nearly everblooming plants with watermelon-pink flowers that have tiny white throats. Semi-woody plants have a loose form and fine, aromatic foliage. A southwestern U.S. native.

Salvia nemorosa 'April Night'
Common Name: Meadow Sage

Dwarf plants with dense spires of deep blue flowers bloom earlier and longer than 'May Night' and similar varieties. Sturdy, drought-tolerant, mildew-resistant plants maintain their petite size.

Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill'
Common Name: Meadow Sage

Spikes of true blue flowers are produced over a long period. Rough oval green leaves are aromatic. Reliable and long lived even in humid areas. The best blue  garden Salvia available.

Salvia nemorosa 'Lyrical Blues'
Common Name: Meadow Sage

Nicely mounded gray-green plants have spikes of deep violet-blue that are darker than ‘May Night’. Violet bracts remain pretty after flowers drop. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant patented.

Salvia nemorosa 'Lyrical White'
Common Name: Meadow Sage

Tall spires of pure white blooms flower mid spring through late summer over gray-green foliage.  Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant patented.

Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus'
Common Name: Meadow Sage
Compact, dwarf variety with deep purple-blue flowers and a broad spreading habit. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Prefers moist, well-drained soil but is drought tolerant once established. Plant Patented.

Salvia nemorosa 'SensationTM Deep Blue'
Common Name: Meadow Sage

Short spikes of dark, purple-blue flowers bloom on compact, dwarf plants providing a long period of color. Plant patented.

Salvia nemorosa 'SensationTM Deep Rose'
Common Name: Meadow Sage

A pink counterpart to Salvia 'Marcus', it has abundant rose-pink flower spikes on compact plants of medium green foliage. Plant patented.

Salvia nemorosa 'Snow Hill'
Common Name: Meadow Sage

Spikes of clear white flowers bloom over aromatic foliage over a long period.

Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow'
Common Name: Japanese Woodland Sage

An intersting variety from Japan, bushy plants have attractive shield-shaped, hairy, green leaves with crisp white edges. Pale sulfur yellow flower spikes in July and August. White variegation becomes muted in the heat of summer.

Salvia pratensis 'Rose Rhapsody'
Common Name: Sage

Dense flower spikes sport hooded flowers in shades of pink. Rich flowering variety that will rebloom if deadheaded.

Salvia sylvestris 'May Night'
Common Name: Meadow Sage

Dark violet-purple flowers over crinkled, gray-green, aromatic foliage. Still the best purple offered. 1997 PPA "Plant of the Year". 

Sanguisorba officinalis var. microcephala 'Little Angel'
Common Name: Burnet

Compact plants have variegated foliage and produce deep rosy red flower panicles that stand above the foliage in mid to late summer. The tiny deep-green leaves are edged in creamy white.

Santolina incana (chamaecyparissus) 'Nana'
Common Name: Lavender Cotton

Silvery-gray, fragrant foliage and a compact, globe-like growth habit characterize this semi-woody evergreen.  Yellow button flowers 1/2" across bloom in early summer.

Santolina virens
Common Name: Lavender Cotton

Bright green, fragrant foliage and a compact, globe-like growth habit characterize this semi-woody evergreen.  Yellow button flowers 1/2" across bloom in early summer.

Saponaria ocymoides
Common Name: Soapwort

Bright pink, 5-petaled flowers smother this plant in late spring and early summer. Creates a drought-tolerant, mat forming groundcover with trailing stems. Trim hard after flowering. Semi-evergreen foliage.

Saxifraga stolonifera
Common Name: Strawberry Geranium

Sprays of starry white flowers in spring float above round, scalloped leaves that are attractively marbled with silver and have purplish-red undersides. Evergreen.

Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hope's Wine'
Common Name: Strawberry Geranium

Beautiful rich wine-tinted leaves with attractive purplish-red undersides are marbled with silver. Sprays of starry light pink or white flowers in spring.

Saxifraga veitchiana
Common Name: Strawberry Geranium

Thick, rounded, slightly scalloped, quarter-sized, light green leaves on reddish stems form cute rosettes. Leaves typically have fine red hairs. 12” sprays of unusual white blooms in early summer. Individual blooms have two larger white petals extending downward and three tiny petals extending upward. They may be spotted with pink or red. Plants spread via fine runners, similar to strawberry plants. Makes a nice groundcover in shady areas of the garden.

Scabiosa columbaria 'Butterfly Blue'
Common Name: Pincushion Flower

Lavender-blue pincushoin flowers on fine stems over compact mounds of green foliage. If deadheaded regularly, plants will continue to bloom from May throughout the season. 2000 PPA "Plant of the Year".

Scabiosa columbaria 'Pink Mist'
Common Name: Pincushion Flower

Pink pincushion flowers on fine stems bloom from May to frost if deadheaded regularly. Compact habit.

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'
Common Name: Little Bluestem

Blue-green, ribbon-like foliage turns shades of of orange and red in late summer to fall. This warm season grass has sturdy, narrow stems with an upright habit. Purple-bronze flowers are followed by fluffy white seedheads. Native. Thrives in hot, dry areas.

Schizachyrium scoparium 'Standing Ovation'
Common Name: Little Bluestem

A great performer, this one maintains its tight, upright habit throughout the season, even in rich soil. Thicker than typical leaf blades. Bluish-green leaves turn to shades of orange to purple in autumn. Plant Patented.

Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
Common Name: Little Bluestem

Upright very blue foliage contrasts nicely with its pink stems and purplish-bronze flowers. Rich golden amber fall color is accented by silvery seeds.

Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Rose'
Common Name: Skull Cap

Incredible small rosy-red flowers on durable, semi-woody plants. Blooms from May to November. May self-sow.

Sedum acre
Common Name: Goldmoss Stonecrop

Deep green carpet of fine, succulent leaves becomes completely engulfed with yellow flowers in summer. Foliage turns a beautiful shade of red during cold months. Light to moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.

Sedum album 'Coral Carpet'
Common Name: Stonecrop

Small, rounded succulent leaves emerge salmon-coral, mature to bright green and turn reddish-bronze in winter or in the heat of summer. Clusters of tiny white to pale pink flowers appear above the foliage in early summer. Quickly forms a dense mat. Tolerates light foot traffic. space on 8" centers.

Sedum album 'fr. France'
Common Name: White Stonecrop from France

Long, plump, jellybean leaves on this robust grower take on a pink cast in lean soils and during temperature extremes. It is smothered in a 4"-5" cloud of white blooms in summer. Not really a cultivar, this form comes from France and is 2 to 3 times the size of the species.

Sedum album 'Murale'
Common Name: Stonecrop "Jelly Bean"

Spreading plants have  shiny, small bead-like leaves which turn maroon-red in cold weather. Excellent evergreen groundcover. White flowers.

Sedum album chloroticum 'Baby Tears'
Common Name: Stonecrop

Tiny, teardrop shaped, succulent leaves forms a tight green carpet, turning red in autumn. White flower spikes in summer top this creeper. Great for rock garden paths, or spilling over banks and rock walls. Light foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.

Sedum bithynicum
Common Name: Stonecrop / Turkish Sedum

Small blue-gray foliage takes on a rubbery appearance and sports white star-shaped blooms in late summer. Colors to a rich russet in winter. Rapidly growing evergreen groundcover.

Sedum floriferum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'
Common Name: Stonecrop

Tiny, rounded, flat succulent leaves form little rosettes that create tight green mounds.  Plants are topped by clusters of yellow flowers accented with orange in June. Red winter foliage.

Sedum hakonense 'Chocolate Ball'
Common Name: Stonecrop

Plants form neat, low mats of needle-like, dark bronze to deep brown foliage similar in form to S. 'Angelina'. Foliage takes on a deep red cast in cool weather. Yellow flowers in late summer contrast beautifully. 

Sedum hispanicum 'Blue Carpet'
Common Name: Stonecrop

Silvery-gray to blue carpet-like foliage creates very low, evergreen mats. Foliage becomes purple tinted in cold weather.

Sedum hispanicum minus 'Purple Form'
Common Name: Blue Carpet Stonecrop

Tight clusters of gray-blue, succulent leaves take on deep blue to purple shades in winter. Plants are completely covered with small pink flowers in late summer. Light foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.

Sedum kamtschaticum
Common Name: Stonecrop

Succulant, deep green spatulatel eaves form attractive rosettes. Yellow blooms age to orange. Foliage turns orange in fall. Deciduous spreading type. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.

Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'
Common Name: Variegated Stonecrop

Compact plants sport light green and cream succulent foliage tinted with pink. Spatulate leaves form attractive rosettes. Yellow flowers age to orange.

Sedum lineare 'Golden Teardrop'
Common Name: Stonecrop

This is a fast growing deciduous groundcover with pale green to gold, needle-like, succulent foliage and yellow flowers. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Very strong spreader and also self sows.

Sedum lineare 'Variegatum'
Common Name: Stonecrop

Light green, narrow, succulent leaves have white margins. Unlike most sedum, this one performs much better with some shade. Clusters of yellow flowers in early summer. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.

Sedum makinoi 'Limelight'
Common Name: Stonecrop

Rosettes of round, chartreuse, succulent leaves create a showy, spreading groundcover. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.

Sedum makinoi 'Limelight'
Common Name: Stonecrop

Bright chartreuse, 1/4" rounded succulent leaves on red stems light up the garden in sun or shade. Spreads quickly to form a low growing ground cover or filler between stones. Semi-evergreen to evergreen in mild climates. Very easy! Yellow blooms in summer.

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