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 Hosta, ferns, 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 currently active 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 and request a catalog.

Although we do not sell online, our 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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Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple'
Common Name: Bush Clematis

Small, purple-blue, bell-shaped blooms dangle in clusters on vigorous, non-climbing plants in mid to late summer. Lightly fragrant flowers are followed by fluffy seedheads in fall. Cut back in to 3" in spring before new growth starts.


Clematis paniculata
Common Name: Clematis "Sweet Autumn"

Clusters of small, foour-petaled, white flowers cover the foliage in late summer and early fall. Lightly fragrant. Attractive seed heads. Prune only after flowering is complete to contain size. Deer resistant. Can be grown under black walnut trees.


Clematis purpurea 'Plena Elegans'
Common Name: Clematis

Masses of dainty 2"-3" double purple-red blooms appear from July through September, sometimes October on moderately fast growing vines. Elegant and disease resistant. Suitable for cutting. Heirloom variety. C. viticella Group 3


Clematis tangutica 'Radar Love'
Common Name: Clematis

Canary yellow, nodding flowers are followed by attractive feathery seed heads. A vigorous and graceful vine with dark green leaves that often last into November. Demands good winter drainage. Group 3. Prune back hard in late February or early March.


Clematis virginiana
Common Name: Virgin's Bower

Semi-evergreen native vine that produces masses of small, white, four-petaled, unscented blooms in late summer/early fall. Blooms are followed by cute, fuzzy seed heads. Extremely vigorous grower. Can spread aggressively by self-seeding and suckering. Very attractive to pollinators.


Clematis viticella 'Violet Stargazer'
Common Name: Clematis

4" deep purple blooms with a white bar and purple stamens. Blooms June to September. Attractive seed heads. Prune back hard in late February or early March. Deer resistant. One of the most reliable bloomers!


Colocasia esculenta 'Coffee Cups'
Common Name: Elephant Ear

This vigorous variety has dark, almost black stems and large upward cupping, deep green leaves. May reach 6' in height. Usually considered an annual below Zone 8, it has successfully overwintered several years in Zone 7.


Convallaria majalis
Common Name: Lily-of-the-Valley

Fragrant white 1/4" bell-shaped flowers dangle along slender stems. Excellent rhizomatous groundcover for shady areas and for naturalizing.


Convallaria majalis 'Bordeaux'
Common Name: Lily-of-the Valley

This improved version of a well-loved plant produces pure white bells that are larger than the species and are held well above the foliage for easy viewing. Stems hold 8-12 fragrant bells that are followed by tiny orange berries.  A tough groundcover.


Coreopsis 'Citrine'
Common Name: Tickseed

Compact plants produce rich, true-yellow blooms with orange centers. New blooms open above old blooms so plants stay pretty all summer long. Plant patented. 


Coreopsis 'Enchanted Eve'
Common Name: Tickseed

Large single blooms with pinked petal edges are dark yellow with a bright red-orange center.  As the season cools, the red centers gradually expand. Compact, mounding plants are long blooming. Plant patent applied for.


Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'
Common Name: Tickseed

1.5"-2", velvety, wine-red blooms have bright yellow centers. Sterile plants continue to bloom all summer and into fall. Fall color is marked by streaks and white frosting. Attractive narrow, bright green foliage stays clean. Plant patented.


Coreopsis 'Orange Elf'
Common Name: Tickseed

Brilliant orange blooms with yellow centers flower all summer long.  Compact, disease resistant plants are suitable for containers as well as the border.  Li'l BangTM Series.


Coreopsis 'Red Elf'
Common Name: Tickseed

Deep burgundy red, daisy blooms have bright yellow centers. Petal tips become frosted with white in the heat of summer. Compact plants bloom midsummer to mid fall. Narrow lance-leaf foliage. Shear back midseason for best appearance.


Coreopsis 'Starstruck'
Common Name: Tickseed

Compact plants produce large red-pink to lavender pink, daisy type blooms with white to pale pink tips from mid summer to fall. Narrow lance-leaf foliage. Shear back midseason for best appearance.


Coreopsis 'Tequila Sunrise'
Common Name: Tickseed

Pretty variegated olive-green leaves have creamy-yellow borders. Yellow blooms sport a red eye. Wonderful pinkish fall color. Evergreen. Native. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'
Common Name: Mouse Ear Tickseed

Bright golden-yellow daisies in May and June and again in fall. Dark green, spreading evergreen foliage that turns burgundy in fall. Native. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Coreopsis grandiflora 'Domino'
Common Name: Tickseed

Golden-yellow daisy flowers with darker red centers. Native. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Excellent as a border plant for average to poor soil.


Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise'
Common Name: Tickseed

Profuse display of 2" golden-yellow double and semi-double flowers. Attractive to butterflies, deer resistant, drought tolerant. Excellent for poor soil. Deadhead for extended rebloom. Evergreen. Native. AAS Gold Medal Winner.


Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto'
Common Name: Tickseed

Cute round mounds of semi-double to double golden-yellow daisy flowers are a treat from early to late summer with deadheading. Blooms are large and showy with golden-red centers and pinked petal edges.


Coreopsis grandiflora 'Sunray'
Common Name: Tickseed

Double, golden-yellow flowers beginning in midspring. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Self sows. Native. Excellent as a border plant for average to poor soil.


Coreopsis hybrid 'Gilded Lace'
Common Name: Tickseed

Loads of golden yellow, dark-centered daisy type blooms cover this plant from mid-June to Oct. Likely a cross of C. tripteris and C. verticillata, it has lacy, fine-textured foliage. Plants are rhizomatous and form a colony with time. Reliably hardy and disease resistant - a Mt. Cuba recommendation.


Coreopsis palustris 'Summer Sunshine'
Common Name: Swamp Tickseed

A fall bloomer, this vigorous mounding cultivar has golden yellow single blooms with dark cones. It has a sturdy habit and superior disease resistance to the species. Great for fall pollinators. Blooms for up to 6 weeks. Native cultivar.


Coreopsis tripteris 'Gold Standard'
Common Name: Tickseed

Masses of yellow, daisy-type flowers with dark cones bloom from late summer to early fall. The tall plants have a sturdy habit and do not flop. Rhizomatous, they can spread to 72" over 3 years. Very disease resistant. A Mt. Cuba selection.


Coreopsis verticillata 'Bengal Tiger'
Common Name: Tickseed

Brilliant yellow flowers with fiery red centers bloom on hardy plants with mildew-resistant, feathery foliage.  PPAF


Coreopsis verticillata 'Broad Street'
Common Name: Tickseed

Mounds of fine, thread-leaf foliage are topped with bright red flowers with hints of orange from late spring to fall. Plant patented.


Coreopsis verticillata 'Golden Gain'
Common Name: Tickseed

Upright mounds of bright green, finely cut foliage produce golden-yellow flowers. Blooms of Bressingham Introduction. Native. Long blooming if deadheaded. Spreads by underground runners. Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Coreopsis verticillata 'Ladybird'
Common Name: Tickseed

Compact mounds of dark green thread-like foliage are topped all summer with deep orange-red blooms. Foliage is resistant to powdery mildew. May be cut back after first flush of blooms for neater rebloom.


Coreopsis verticillata 'Main Street'
Common Name: Tickseed

Ruby red blooms appear from summer well into fall on mounding plants with dark green thread-leaf foliage. Plant Patented.


Coreopsis verticillata 'Zagreb'
Common Name: Tickseed

Finely cut bright green foliage with small golden-yellow, daisy type flowers. Vase shaped habit. Tolerates clay soil. Native. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Coreopsis x 'Crème Brulee'
Common Name: Tickseed

Reputed to be an improvement over 'Moonbeam' with larger, darker yellow flowers and brighter green, more mildew resistant foliage. Serrated flowers appear above and among the foliage, giving it a fuller appearance. Plant Patented.


Coreopsis x 'Full Moon'
Common Name: Tickseed

Large 3" soft yellow blooms glow like the full moon. This one has good vigor, winter hardiness and doesn't melt out in summer. Add to this a long bloom season and it's hard to beat! May require staking. Plant patented.


Coreopsis x 'Jethro Tull'
Common Name: Tickseed

The cute flowers on this plant have brilliant golden-yellow fluted petals in either single or double rows around its yellow center. This floriferous variety blooms from late spring into summer with deadheading. Plant Patented.


Coreopsis x 'Moonbeam'
Common Name: Tickseed

Small sulphur-yellow flowers on ferny foliage. A light shearing in July promotes continued flowers. 1992 PPA "Plant of the Year". Native. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Drought tolerant. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.


Coreopsis x 'Route 66'
Common Name: Threadleaf Tickseed

This thread-leaf coreopsis is topped by yellow, daisy shaped blooms with deep red centers that bleed out to the ends of the petals. Red color predominates in fall. Has consistently overwintered well in zone 5. Plant patented.


Cortaderia selloana 'Pumila'
Common Name: Pampas Grass (Dwarf)

Dwarf form with large fluffy white plumes in late summer. Graceful grass with year round interest. Evergreen and hardier than the species. Deer resistant.


Corydalis caseana brandegei 'Canary Feathers'
Common Name: False Bleeding Heart
One of the showiest corydalis yet, this hybrid tolerates part sun or shade and blooms from spring often to frost. Yellow blooms are sterile, so no self-sowing. A Sandy favorite. Spread 12". Plant patented.

Corydalis cheilanthifolia
Common Name: Yellow False Bleeding Heart (Fumitory)

Sulfur yellow, tubular flowers over evergreen, ferny blue-green foliage. Can be used as a fern substitute. Distinctive seed pods. Will self sow. Prefers well-drained, moist soil but tolerates less. Long blooming.


Corydalis lutea
Common Name: Yellow False Bleeding Heart (Fumitory)

Mounds of bluish-green lacy foliage support small bright yellow flowers in summer. Almost never out of bloom. Self sows. Prefers well-drained, moist soil. Long blooming.


Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Common Name: Montbretia

Bold plants have brilliant red, tubular flowers in midsummer on slightly arching, sparsely branched 3-foot-tall stems. Its mid-green leaves are pleated and sword like. The bulbs multiply by setting new bulbs atop the old.


Cymbalaria aequitriloba 'Mini Kenilworth'
Common Name: Mini Kenilworth Ivy

Very fine plants with tiny scalloped leaves have lots of tiny, mauve pink flowers in May and sporadically thereafter. Trailing runners make a solid mat, a nice filler in shady areas. Mostly evergreen, except in extra cold weather. Tolerates light foot traffic. Space on 12" centers.


Cymbalaria pallida 'Albiflora'
Common Name: Italian Toadflax

Compact, low-growing, creeping plants have tiny round scalloped leaves of soft green. Tiny white blooms with yellow throats appear early summer to early fall. Makes a nice groundcover or excellent in crevices and rock walls.


Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordia'
Common Name: Japanese Holly Fern

Shiny, dark green foliage is very attractive and resembles a holly bush. Coarse textured.  Evergreen. Deer resistant.


Cyrtomium fortunei 'Fortune's Cold Hardy Holly'
Common Name: Fortune's Cold Hardy Holly

A very hardy fern, its leaves are not as shiny as Japanese Holly fern, but it withstands colder temps. It is a fast grower with a tall, erect habit. Evergreen, except in harsh winters.

 
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