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
Uvularia grandiflora
Common Name: Merrybells

Erect, clump-forming plants sport arching stems of lemon-yellow blooms in early spring. Slightly twisted bright green foliage may become dormant in summer. Wonderful in the shady border, for naturalizing, or massing under trees. Rhizomatous. Native.


Valeriana officinalis
Common Name: Garden Heliotrope

Clusters of very fragrant, white to pale pink flowers are borne above large, divided leaves in June and July. Great addition to any area of the garden where its fragrance can be appreciated. Long blooming. Self sows and has naturalized in many areas of the northeast and Canada.


Verbascum 'Banana Custard'
Common Name: Mullein

Large 72" stalks of yellow blooms over large, gray-green, felt-like leaves. Blooms continuously through the summer if frequently deadheaded. Great cut flower and attractive to butterflies. Wonderful specimen plant! Not long-lived, but self-sows if some blooms are left to go to seed.


Verbascum 'Southern Charm'
Common Name: Mullein

Tall spikes of flowers in shades of pink, apricot, mauve and cream bloom continuously through the summer if kept deadheaded. Rosettes of crinkled dark green foliage. Great cut flower and attractive to butterflies. Self sows.


Verbascum chaixii 'Wedding Candles'
Common Name: Mullein

Basal rosette of textured gray-green leaves give rise to candelabras of pure-white blooms with purply-pink stamens and bright orange anthers. Very long-blooming if kept dead-headed. Great cut flower and attractive to butterflies.


Verbena 'Snowflurry'
Common Name: Vervain

Upright, vigorous and floriferous variety with clear white blooms. Very long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Tolerant of coastal conditions, heat and drought. Reliably perennial.


Verbena bonariensis
Common Name: Vervain

Upright plant bearing clusters of lavender to violet flowers on airy stems. Nice "see through" plant. Can tolerate clay soil. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Tolerant of coastal conditions, heat and drought. Plants may be short-live, but freely self-sows.


Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'
Common Name: Dwarf Vervain

A dwarf form of the species with a compact, rounded form bearing clusters of lavender to violet flowers on airy stems. Can tolerate clay soil. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Tolerant of coastal conditions, heat and drought.


Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'
Common Name: Vervain

Vigorous, spreading plant with rounded clusters of deep purple flowers. Glossy mildew resistant foliage. Very long blooming. Native. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Tolerant of coastal conditions, heat and drought.


Vernonia fasciculata
Common Name: Ironweed

Fluffy heads of violet purple blooms top this compact native wildflower. Great with Solidago or Rudbeckia.


Vernonia lettermannii 'Iron Butterfly'
Common Name: Vernonia

This compact, well-branched Arkansas/Oklahoma native has fine foliage that resembles Amsonia hubrichtii. In late summer it produces true purple blooms that attract lots of butterflies. Suitable for almost any soil.


Vernonia noveboracensis
Common Name: New York Ironweed

Tall, coarse-leaved, upright plants produce loads of fluffy, deep purple blooms in clusters 3-4" wide in late summer/early fall. Nice for the back of the garden or in meadow plantings. Butterflies are quite fond of this long-bloomer. Native.


Veronica hybrid 'Mona Lisa Smile'
Common Name: Speedwell

Long spikes of rosy purple flowers are produced from late spring to midsummer above deep green foliage on nicely rounded plants. Plant patent applied for.


Veronica hybrid 'Very Van Gogh'
Common Name: Speedwell

Loads of rosy-purple spires are produced from mid to late summer on upright, heavily branched plants. Deep green foliage. Zones 4-8.   Plant patented.

 


Veronica longifolia 'Blue Skywalker'
Common Name: Speedwell

Narrow, upright plants with dark green foliage produce tall spires of lavender blue flowers in summer. Deadhead to encourage rebloom. Zones 4-9.


Veronica longifolia 'Eveline'
Common Name: Speedwell

Spikes of lavender-purple flowers over bluish-green foliage. Extremely long blooming. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom season. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Leaves may take on a reddish cast as weather cools in autumn. Plant Patented.


Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
Common Name: Speedwell

Brilliant, blue flowers on low, evergreen spreading foliage. Non-spiking flower form. Wonderful maroon fall color. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant.


Veronica peduncularis 'Waterperry Blue'
Common Name: Speedwell

Sky blue to lavender flowers top shiny green creeping foliage. Non-spiking variety. Foliage takes on a burgundy tint in winter. Evergreen. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Moderate foot traffic. Plant on 12" centers.


Veronica peduncularis 'Whitewater'
Common Name: Creeping Speedwell

Low creeping plants produce snowy white blooms from early spring to midsummer. Its shiny, dark green foliage turns to burgundy and bronze in the fall. Excellent evergreen groundcover. Plant patented.


Veronica prostrata 'Goldwell'
Common Name: Speedwell

Spreading carpets of evergreen, narrow green leaves that are edged in gold. Leaves take on a dark reddish blush in fall. Spikes of purple-blue flowers with white centers in early summer. Quickly fills in bare spots, but not invasive. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Plant Patented.


Veronica repens
Common Name: Creeping Speedwell

This tough creeper forms a solid mat of tiny, glossy green, rounded leaves. Pale blue-white flowers entirely cover the plant in mid spring. Use between pavers or in a woodland setting. Excellent understory planting for rhododendrons and azaleas. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Evergreen. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


Veronica repens 'Sunshine'
Common Name: Golden Creeping Speedwell

Brilliant gold leaves make an attractive spreading groundcover. Pearl blue flowers give a cool feel to their surroundings. Works well between pavers or in a woodland setting. Excellent understory planting for rhododendrons and azaleas. Evergreen. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


Veronica spicata 'Giles van Hees'
Common Name: Speedwell

Dwarf form with short spikes of clear, bright medium pink flowers. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom season. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant, once established


Veronica spicata 'Red Fox'
Common Name: Speedwell

Deep rosy pink flower spikes over glossy green leaves. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom season. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant once established.


Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles'
Common Name: Speedwell

Very compact cultivar with deep violet-blue flower spikes and glossy leaves. It has an upright form and does not lose its lower leaves or get leaf spot.  Plant Patented.


Veronica spicata 'Snow Candles'
Common Name: Speedwell

Pure white bloom spikes flower over compact, shiny, deep green foliage late spring through summer. An upright form, it maintains its lower leaves; resistant to leaf spot. Zones 4-8. Plant patent applied for.

 


Veronica spicata 'Sunny Border Blue'
Common Name: Speedwell

Thick spikes of royal blue flowers all summer. 1993 PPA "Plant of the Year". Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom season. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant.


Veronicastrum virginicum
Common Name: Culver's Root

Dramatic, back of the border plant with multiple spikes of fragrant white to soft lavender flowers. Interesting, whorled leaves are arranged on the stem like umbrella spikes. Excellent for cutting. Native.


Viola hybrid 'Heartthrob'
Common Name: Violet

Bright green, elongated, heart-shaped leaves with large burgundy violet centers create a sensation in the border or in containers.  Lavender-pink blooms starting in early spring before the leaves appear. Plant for tidy clumps and unlike most viola, it does not seed around. Plant patented.


Viola labradorica
Common Name: Labrador Violet

Bronze-purple foliage and violet-purple flowers. Will tolerate some sun. Self sows freely and sends out runners to create a substantial groundcover. Deer resistant. Native. Semi-evergreen to evergreen. Attractive to butterflies. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.


Viola pedata
Common Name: Bird's Foot Violet

Large, pale to deep lavender flowers with orange stamens. Leaves are deeply divided into many narrow segments resembling a bird's foot. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Will self sow where happy, but is not invasive. Deciduous. Native.


Viola sororia 'Freckles'
Common Name: Wooly Violet

White blooms are speckled with blue-violet giving them a lavender cast. Dark green, heart shaped leaves. Self sows readily! Attractive to butterflies.  Native.


Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'
Common Name: Appalachian Violet

Trailing stems of heart-shaped silver leaves form dense mats that are jeweled with dainty violet blooms from spring to fall. Exceptionally drought tolerant once established, this makes a great groundcover for part shade to shade.


Woodwardia virginica
Common Name: Virginia Chain Fern

The leathery dark green fronds of this native have a lustrous appearance and it somewhat resembles a cinnamon fern. This very vigorous, rapidly spreading plant can sometimes be invasive. Native.


Yucca filamentosa 'Bright Edge'
Common Name: Adam's Needle

Compact plants for smaller areas have flower stalks up to 36". The spear-shaped leaves are blue-green with narrow, cream to yellow edges. Plants are drought tolerant and usually long-lived.


Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Common Name: Adam's Needle

Dramatic architectural plants have spear-shaped leaves of creamy yellow and green that take on tinges of pink to coral in winter. Great for containers and used as specimen plants. Topped by 6' stalks of fragrant, ivory flowers in summer. Evergreen! Native.


Yucca filamentosa 'Variegata'
Common Name: Adam's Needle

Dramatic architectural plants have spear-shaped leaves of silvery green edged in white. Very attractive on their own, even prettier when topped by 6' stalks of creamy white flowers in summer. Great for containers and drier areas. A hummingbird favorite. (We formerly listed this as Yucca 'Ivory Tower' based on our plant source, but have since realized that this is indeed 'Variegata'.)


Zantedeschia aethiopica 'White Giant'
Common Name: Calla Lily

Bloom is a large, white 6" spathe with a deep yellow spadix. The dark green leaves are arrow shaped and speckled with white. Blooms appear above the foliage for months.


Zephyranthes candida
Common Name: Rain Lily

Pure white, star-like flowers with yellow stamens are borne in profusion over narrow, grass-like dark green foliage, typically after a good rainfall. Semi-evergreen foliage. All parts of this bulbous plant are toxic.


Zizia aurea
Common Name: Golden Alexander

Dark green, glossy, dissected foliage is topped by 2"-3" flat-topped umbels of bright yellow flowers on numerous leafless stems. Attractive to butterflies and beneficial insects. Great plant for rain gardens and restoration projects. Native.