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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Echinacea 'Big Kahuna'
Common Name: Coneflower

Large, showy blooms are mango-orange and have great fragrance. An informal bloomer it, has a sturdy, upright habit with strong stems that are nice for cutting! Plant patent applied for.

Echinacea 'Gemini Pink'
Common Name: Coneflower

Bright rose pink blooms have very double, horizontal rows of ray petals surrounding orange centers. Compact, well branched plants have strong stems that are great for cutting. Long-lasting in the vase. Plant patented.

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya'
Common Name: Coneflower

Deep papaya orange ray petals surround a deep orange to red very full, double center. These plants have dark green leaves and strong stems with maroon coloration. Flowers remain attractive as they age. May rebloom late in season, if deadheaded. Plant patented.

Echinacea 'Pink Double Delight'
Common Name: Coneflower

Pink blooms on sturdy stems great for cutting. Cones are full of short pink ray flowers above a skirt of longer, lighter pink ray flowers. Cute! Shorter and stronger than Razzmatazz. Blooms July to September. Plant Patented.

Echinacea 'Rainbow Marcella'
Common Name: Purple Coneflower

Compact, heavy blooming plants produce single sherbet orange blooms that age to pink. Flowers from early summer to frost. Part of the Butterfly™ Series named after butterflies species. Plant patent applied for.

Echinacea 'Sombrero Tres Amigos'
Common Name: Coneflower

Vibrant peachy-orange blooms mature to shades of rose and burgundy creating a bouquet of colors. Sturdy, compact plants are well-branched.

Echinacea Big Sky 'Harvest Moon'
Common Name: Coneflower

Deep golden-yellow petals are overlapping and surround an orange cone. Very fragrant! Its strong stems make it an excellent cut flower and its Echinacea purpurea parentage makes it a vigorous grower. Plant Patented.

Echinacea Big Sky 'Sunrise'
Common Name: Coneflower

4 1/2" - 5" wide blooms emerge rich, deep yellow and mature to soft, citron yellow. Fragrant. Its strong stems make it an excellent cut flower and its Echinacea purpurea parentage makes it a vigorous grower. Plant Patented.

Echinacea pallida
Common Name: Coneflower

Pale pink to white daisy-like flowers with very thin, drooping petals are borne over green lance-shaped foliage. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Echinacea paradoxa
Common Name: Coneflower

A yellow purple coneflower! Interesting, drooping yellow flower petals surround copper brown heads over green lance-shaped foliage. Deadhead to promote long blooming, but leave a few for the birds.

Echinacea purpurea
Common Name: Coneflower

Slightly drooping petals vary from lavender pink to magenta. Deadhead to promote long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Native. Self-sows.

Echinacea purpurea 'Doubledecker'
Common Name: Coneflower

Interesting rosy-pink flowers that sometimes produce a second layer of petals on top of the cone, usually in their second season. Gives the effect of a smaller flower resting on top of the original one.

Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister'
Common Name: Coneflower

Unusual pink and green blooms that slightly cup upward are prduced on sturdy plants that overwinter well. This is a seed strain so color will vary slightly from plant to plant.

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Common Name: Coneflower

Large, non-drooping dark pink petals tinged with red surround deep orange cones. 1998 PPA Plant of the Year. Deadhead to promote long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'
Common Name: Coneflower

Well-branched plants carry 3-4" pure white blooms with yellow-orange centers. Needs less deadheading than others to continue blooming.

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow Wild Berries'
Common Name: Coneflower

Well-branched plants carry 3-4" deep rose-purple colored blooms that tend to retain their color longer than other Echinacea. Needs less deadheading than others to continue blooming. AAS award winner for 2010.

Echinacea purpurea 'Prairie Splendor'
Common Name: Coneflower

Earlier blooming than other Echinaceas with a multitude of deep rose 2- to 3-inch flowers on full, well-branched plants that stand up well in the garden.

Echinacea purpurea 'Virgin'
Common Name: Coneflower

Fragrant white blooms have a double row of petals and bright green centers. Petals are held horizontally making particularly showy blooms. Upright plants are sized just right for mid-border and stems are perfect for cutting. Plant patented.

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Common Name: Coneflower

Coppery-orange cones with creamy-white, slightly drooping petals. Deadhead to promote long blooming. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top Hybrids'
Common Name: Coneflower

Thinly cut, upward facing pink petals that remind us of buck teeth. A cultivar of the endangered E. tennesseensis, it is smaller and longer flowering. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer resistant.

Echinacea x 'Butterfly Kisses'
Common Name: Coneflower

Compact plants produce loads of bubble gum-pink, double pompom type blooms from June to September on strong stems. The fragrant, 3-inch blooms have paler ray petals & lime-green centers. Plant Patented.

Echinacea x 'Cleopatra'
Common Name: Coneflower

Compact plants produce 3-3.5" semi-double, lemon yellow blooms with orange cones on strong stems for 8 to 12 weeks. Part of the Butterflies TM series, it is named for a butterfly of the same color. Plant patented.

Echinacea x 'Sombrero Adobe Orange'
Common Name: Coneflower
Vibrant orange blooms with orange centers have petals that are held flat. Compact and well-branched plants are very long blooming, starting in late spring. Plant patent applied for.

Echinacea x 'Sombrero Lemon Yellow Improved'
Common Name: Coneflower

Sturdy, compact, well-branched plants produced bright lemon yellow flowers with orange centers and overlapping petals. Long blooming, starting in early summer.

Echinacea x 'Sombrero Salsa Red'
Common Name: Coneflower

Upright plants are well-branched and compact. Pretty, 3" true red blooms with orange-brown cones flower from June to Sept. Plant patented.

Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'
Common Name: Globe Thistle

Intense blue flowerheads. Rough, bristly foliage with white undersides. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming. Excellent dried flower. Deer resistant.

Echinops bannaticus 'Star Frost'
Common Name: Globe Thistle

A shorter and better branched plant than the species, this one has golf-ball size, silver white blooms from July to September. Deep green foliage has silver undersides. Blooms dry well for winter arranging.

Echinops ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue'
Common Name: Globe Thistle

Spiny, amethyst-blue globes appear on upright, silver stems, lending great structural interest to the garden. Good cut flower. Nice winter interest if not cut back.

Echinops sphaerocephalis 'Arctic Glow'
Common Name: Globe Thistle

Large, white, globe-shaped flowers on red stems. Rough, bristly foliage with white undersides. Attractive to butterflies. Long blooming. Excellent dried flower. Deer resistant.

Eleocharis radicans
Common Name: Miniature Rush

A wetland plant with dense stands of deep green, bristle-like leaves that resemble lawn grass. This deciduous little rush has tiny little flower beads in summer. Creates small mounds in tight quarters. Rapid grower that readily reseeds. Native. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 8" centers.

Elymus arenarius 'Blue Dune'
Common Name: Blue Lyme Grass

Beautiful, bright steel blue blades have an arching habit. A very heat tolerant and vigorous grass from Gr. Britain.  A rapid spreader, it may be invasive in garden conditions.

Epimedium alpinum 'Rubrum'
Common Name: Barrenwort

Excellent shade groundcover with green, heart-shaped foliage, whose new growth is flushed with red. Delicate, pinkish-red flowers are held on wiry stems in early spring. Semi-evergreen. Deer resistant.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Pink Elf'
Common Name: Barrenwort

This cute evergreen variety has loads of tiny light pink blooms that dangle above 5” tall foliage in early spring. The reflexed petals are soft pink and the cups are bronzed pink. The second flush of spiny-toothed leaves on wiry stems reaches 12” tall. New Leaves emerge red-tinged and mature to green. Winter foliage is coral and copper. This is a cross of E. leptorrhizum and E. pubescens.

Equisetum hyemale
Common Name: Horsetail Rush

Spreading, rhizomatous, flowerless plants have jointed green stems with a black fringe of scale-like leaves at the joints. Very invasive, grow only in containers to prevent rampant spread. Deer resistant. Suitable for shallow water and raingardens. Native.

Eragrostis spectabilis
Common Name: Purple Love Grass

Fluffy clouds of magenta to purple tinted flowers over coarse green foliage. Nice for the late summer and fall naturalized garden! Deer resistant. Cut back in February.

Erodium reichardii 'Alba'
Common Name: White Alpine Geranium

Tiny, deep green oval leaves with scalloped edges form a dense weed suppressing cushion. It bears exquisite pure white flowers throughout the spring. Great in rock gardens or between stepping stones. Moderate growth rate. Light foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.

Erodium reichardii 'Charm'
Common Name: Alpine Geranium

Dainty, pink blooms appear over low mounds of tiny, blue-green scalloped leaves. Makes a nice semi-evergreen groundcover or nicely mounding clump for the rock garden. Light foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.

Erodium reichardii 'Flore Pleno'
Common Name: Double Alpine Geranium

Lovely rosettes of pink, double blooms blanket the tops of tiny light green mounds of scallopped leaves in spring and rebloom through summer. Excellent as an accent or as and edging. Can take light foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.

Eryngium bromeliifolium
Common Name: Sea Holly

Broad, sword-shaped, sharply toothed, glossy, green basal leaves can reach 16" long. Greenish white flowers are borne on leafless stems. Evergreen. Attractive to butterflies.

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit'
Common Name: Sea Holly

Intense blue flowers on silvery blue stems arise from a basal rosette of thistle-like foliage. Nice compact plants can even be grown in a containers.

Eryngium yuccifolium
Common Name: Rattlesnake Master

Sword-shaped, silver-green leaves up to 3' long are edged with small spines. Small clusters of prickly, greenish-white globes surrounded by longer pointed bracts top the tall stiff stems. A wonderful architectural accent plant! Native. Self-sows.

Eucalyptus cinerea
Common Name: Eucalyptus

Fragrant, blue-gray, rounded leaves on woody stems. Foliage is nice for fresh flower arrangements and drying.

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'
Common Name: Pineapple Lily

Deep violet strap-like leaves form a vase shaped clump that is truly outstanding. Leaves turn olive green in late summer when they are topped by a tall violet stalk of tiny white to pink blooms that resembles a pineapple. A Beautiful Garden variety.

Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'
Common Name: Wintercreeper

A semi-woody groundcover with dark green foliage that is mottled with cream. Excellent to brighten up partially shaded areas.

Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis'
Common Name: Miniature Wintercreeper

Shiny, dark green oval leaves on creeping stems that root where they touch the ground. Makes a great evergreen ground cover. It will climb vertical structures. Creamy green blooms are inconspicuous. Leaves turn red to burgundy in cool weather. Tolerates moderate foot traffic. Space on 6"-12" centers

Eupatorium 'Atropurpureum'
Common Name: Spotted Joe Pye Weed

Native, moisture lover with coarse, scented, purple tinted foliage and large clusters of fluffy wine-red flowers. Tall upright variety. Attractive to butterflies.  Deer resistant.

Eupatorium dubium 'Baby Joe'
Common Name: Joe Pye Weed

This little guy stays short and upright, making it a fine candidate for the small garden. Fragrant, lavender-pink blooms in late summer over dark green foliage attract butterflies by the dozens. Purple stems. Deer resistant.  Plant Patented.

Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'
Common Name: Joe Pye Weed

Native, moisture lover with coarse, scented foliage and large clusters of fluffy mauve flowers on narrow plants that do not flop! Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant. Long blooming. Plant Patented.

Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost'
Common Name: Japanese Joe Pye Weed

Dark green leaves have irregular creamy variegation. The leaves are deeply serrated and cupped under. Pink flower clusters appear in late summer and fall.

Eupatorium maculatum 'Red Dwarf'
Common Name: Joe Pye Weed

Compact plants have dark green foliage and large heads of foamy pink to wine red blooms on dark purple stems. Great for attracting butterflies, this one is small enough for a container on the patio.

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