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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Botanical Name     Common Name
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Sempervivum 'Red Beauty'
Common Name: Hens & Chicks

Medium sized, fairly open waxy rosettes of gray-green leaves have blood-red tips and margins. After flowering, the mother plant (hen) dies to make room for the offsets (chicks) that surround her. Deer resistant.

Sempervivum 'Ruby Heart'
Common Name: Hens & Chicks

Rosettes of succulent blue-green leaves have ruby-red centers. After flowering, the mother plant (hen) dies to make room for the offsets (chicks). Deer resistant.

Sempervivum 'Sanford Hybrids'
Common Name: Hens & Chicks

Large, sharply pointed, succulent leaves that are washed with rose to deep red depending on the season, form large rosettes.  After flowering, the mother plant (hen) dies to make room for the offsets (chicks). Deer resistant.

Sempervivum 'Silverine'
Common Name: Hens & Chicks

Rosettes of silver-blue leaves are shaded with pink, turning deep purple with grayish green edges and hints of silver over the season. After flowering, the mother plant (hen) dies to make room for the offsets (chicks) around her. Deer resistant.

Sempervivum 'Sunset'
Common Name: Hens & Chicks

Emerald green leaves that are brightly tipped in red turn sunny yellow in poor soil and high heat. Forms medium to large rosettes. Grow in poor soil for more color. After flowering, the mother plant (hen) dies to make room for the offsets (chicks)that surround her. Deer resistant.

Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cobweb'
Common Name: Hens & Chicks

Rosettes of succulent green leaves. Fine white hairs stretch from leaf tip to leaf tip, forming a cobweb. Kids love it! After flowering, the mother plant (hen) dies to make room for the offsets (chicks) that surround her. Deer resistant.

Sempervivum tectorum 'Oddity'
Common Name: Hens & Chicks

Unusual bright green leaves with red tints are rolled into a tight rosette. Unique form.  After flowering, the mother plant (hen) dies to make room for the offsets (chicks) that surround her. Deer resistant.

Silene caroliniana ssp wherryi 'Short and Sweet'
Common Name: Wild Pinks

A compact, easy to grow native this one has narrow green foliage topped by deep pink flowers in late spring through early summer. Blooms profusely in cool spring weather. Lovely for edging the bright shade border or in the wildflower garden.

Silene dioica
Common Name: Catchfly

Loose clusters of bright, light pink blooms with notched petals appear in spring over light-green foliage. Stems and leaves often slightly sticky - hence the common name of Catchfly. Not nataive, burt has naturalized in much of the Northeastern U.S.

Silene dioica 'Clifford Moor'
Common Name: Catchfly

Narrow, strap-like leaves with dark green centers and wide creamy gold margins. Variegation stays attractive throughout the summer. Single pink flowers.  Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

Silene virginica
Common Name: Fire Pink / Catchfly
Bright red, long stalked flowers bloom in loose clusters at the tops of slender stems. Prefers partial shade. Native. Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Tolerant of drought and coastal conditions. Attractive to butterflies.

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'
Common Name: Blue-Eyed Grass

Bright blue, star-shaped flowers with gold centers bloom for 8-10 weeks. A member of the iris family, it has fine, grass-like foliage.

Smilacina (Maianthemum) racemosa
Common Name: False Solomon Seal / Solomon's Plume

A member of the lily family this native closely resembles Solomon's Seal with its attractive stems of ovate leaves that arise directly from the ground. Fragrant, starry, ivory blooms appear at the ends of the stems and are followed by showy red or purple berries.

Solidago caesia
Common Name: Blustem Goldenrod
Arching wands of golden yellow flowers. Nice plant for dry shade. Tolerates average to poor soils and dry or wet sites. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming native. Flowers are insect pollinated and do not cause hay fever.

Solidago canadensis 'Baby Gold'
Common Name: Goldenrod

This is a compact variety of goldenrod with an upright growth habit and golden-yellow flower plumes. Nice form. Long blooming native.

Solidago canadensis 'Little Miss Sunshine'
Common Name: Goldenrod

Compact, low-growing plants produce many umbels of golden yellow blooms from midsummer into fall. Disease resistant, non-invasive, heat and humidity tolerant, and attractive to bird, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Native seed strain.

Solidago hybrid 'Little Lemon'
Common Name: Goldenrod

The most compact Solidago available. Light yellow blossoms cover the stems in summer and again in fall, if cut back.

Solidago hybrid 'Sweety'
Common Name: Goldenrod

Well branched, dwarf plants that have a compact, mounding habit produce sprays of bright lemon yellow flowers over a long period in late summer. Dark green foliage is mildew resistant. Does not self sow. Plant patented.

Solidago rigida sub. humilis 'Golden Rockets'
Common Name: Stiff Goldenrod

Compact plants have rounded basal leaves on long petioles and smaller lance-shaped leaves up the stem. Stems are topped with dense umbels of small golden yellow flowers in late summer/early fall. Native cultivar.

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'
Common Name: Rough-stemmed Goldenrod

This is a large clump former with dark green leaves and twisting sprays of golden yellow blossoms in late summer . Impressive in bloom.

Solidago speciosa
Common Name: Showy Goldenrod

Erect, vase-shaped, non-branching plants have reddish or green stems topped by pyramidal golden-yellow flower panicles in late summer/early fall. Tall plants spread via rhizomes. Attracts butterflies, songbirds and other pollinators.

Solidago sphacelata 'Golden Fleece'
Common Name: Goldenrod

Dense panicles of  tiny, bright golden yellow blooms flower on the ends of stiff stems in late summer. Compact plants have dark green, serrated, heart-shaped leaves and form a nice groundcover.

Speirantha convallarioides
Common Name: False Lily of the Valley

Broad evergreen leaves that resemble lily-of-the-valley arise from thick, slowly spreading rhizomes. Starry, white blooms in rounded clusters appear amongst the foliage midspring.

Spigelia marilandica
Common Name: Indian Pink

A wonderful native that blooms in early summer with bright red, upward facing trumpets with yellow interiors. Although a slow grower it will form impressive colonies with time.

Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead'
Common Name: Indian Pink

This superior selection is more compact than the species.  The stalks are topped from early to midsummer by stunning, dark blood-red, tubular flowers with soft lemon yellow interiors. Great for attracting hummingbirds.

Sporobolus heterolepis
Common Name: Prairie Dropseed

Fine-textured, emerald-green leaves produce a magnificent fountain that is topped with pinkish blooms followed by pale golden seed heads that smell like fresh cilantro or butterd popcorn (depending on your nose). Native prairie grass.

Stachys 'Silver Carpet'
Common Name: Lamb's Ears
Dense silver, wooly white foliage. Seldom flowers so great for low maintenance landscaping. Tolerant of heat, drought, and coastal conditions but must have well-drained soil. Deer resistant. Protect from winter wet.

Stachys byzantina
Common Name: Lamb's Ears

Dense silver, wooly white foliage. Lavender-pink flower spikes are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. Self sows.

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'
Common Name: Lamb's Ears

Clump forming plant with huge 6"-10" fuzzy, silver leaves that resemble donkey ears. This is a mostly sterile variety with only a few flower spikes.

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
Common Name: Betony
Showy 3-inch spikes of deep pink blooms rise above shiny dark green foliage. Very heavy-blooming, this plant brightens the garden for weeks in midsummer. Deer resistant and drought tolerant. alos tolerant of coastal conditions.

Stipa tenuissima 'Ponytails'
Common Name: Feathergrass

Very graceful grass with fine textured, arching, bright green leaves and feathery panicles to 12" long followed by airy seed heads that last well into the winter. The whole plant billows in the slightest breeze. Very attractive! May self sow heavily, possibly invasive.

Stokesia laevis
Common Name: Stoke's Aster

Beautifully fringed, light blue to violet blue flowers are held atop leafless stems. Lance-shaped green leaves with white midveins. Maroon fall color. Blooms early to midsummer; may rebloom if deadheaded. Readily self-sows.

Stokesia laevis 'Blue Danube'
Common Name: Stokes' Aster

Large 4" lavender-blue flowers are borne above broad lance-shaped, evergreen leaves with white midveins. Maroon fall color. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.

Stokesia laevis 'Color Wheel'
Common Name: Stokes' Aster

Blooms open white in May, fade to light lavender, and then to purple, creating a colorwheel effect. Broad, lance-shaped, evergreen leaves with white midveins take on a maroon fall color. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Plant Patented.

Stokesia laevis 'Divinity'
Common Name: Stoke's Aster

Large white blooms open with a hint of yellow at their centers and mature to pure white. Long-lasting flowers. Broad, lance-shaped, evergreen leaves with white midveins take on maroon fall color. Long blooming if kept deadheaded. Plant patented.

Stokesia laevis 'Elf'
Common Name: Stokes' Aster

A mounding, dwarf variety with lovely lavender blue blooms from midsummer to early fall. Large flowers are long lasting and nice for cutting. Deadheading will prolong bloom season. Great size for containers. Loved by butterflies.

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'
Common Name: Stoke's Aster

Large, lavender-blue blooms, suitable for cutting, are produced longer and a little later than most Stokesia varieties. Named for plantswoman, Peachie Saxon, it has an upright growth habit and attractive deep green foliage. A Beautiful Garden variety.

Stylophorum diphyllum
Common Name: Golden Poppy / Celandine Poppy

Native woodland plant with deep yellow buttercup-like flowers. Deeply cut, hairy, blue green leaves. Excellent for shade gardens. Long blooming. Will reseed and naturalize. Deer resistant.

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