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.

Select Plant Type:
Botanical Name     Common Name
Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget'
Common Name: Mexican Hat

Flowers consist of long narrow central cones of silver-gray that are surrounded by reflexed, maroon red petals edged in yellow. Long stems hold the blooms well above the plant where they dance in the wind.

Ratibida pinnata
Common Name: Prairie Coneflower / Gray-headed Coneflower

This prairie native has bright yellow, drooping petals surrounding an elongated gray to black cone. Tall plants with stiff stems stand out in the garden without hiding surrounding plants.

Rodgersia aesculifolia
Common Name: Rodgersia

Large, palmately lobed, strongly–veined, serrated leaves distinguish this bold plant that is grown mostly for its foliage. The deep green foliage stands out in the shade garden. Small ivory to pink flowers appear in summer on tall arched stems that rise above the foliage.

Rohdea japonica
Common Name: Lily of China, Sacred Lily

Rosettes of shiny, leathery dark green leaves have spikes of 1”-2” bell-shaped greenish white flowers that are followed by red berries in fall. Wide, dark green leaves create a sculptural addition to the moist, well-drained woodland garden. Clumping growth habit.


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Arp'
Common Name: Rosemary

Strong growing compact plants have a Christmas tree growth habit. Shrubby and evergreen with aromatic gray-green leaves and woody stems.

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Hill Hardy'
Common Name: Rosemary

An upright form like 'Arp' that is supposed to be hardy to Zone 6. Shrubby and evergreen with aromatic gray-green leaves and woody stems.

Rubus calycinoides
Common Name: Creeping Raspberry

Deep green, sandpaper textured leaves are crinkled and lobed and turn a beautiful burgundy color in winter. A vigorous but controllable evergreen groundcover.

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Free flowering single, golden daisies with black centers. True perennial. Will form colonies. PPA "Plant of the Year" 1999. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Native.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii 'American Gold Rush'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Compact plants that produce loads of golden yellow black-eyed blooms are highly disease resistant. Very long blooming, well into the fall. Deadheading will encourage more blooms.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Golden yellow daisy blooms with dark brown to balck eyes. Longer blooming than 'Goldsturm' with smaller blooms and finer textured foliage. True perennial. Will self sow.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Floriferous plants have mall golden yellow daisies with dark brown centers from midsummer to fall. Foliage turns a beautiful mahogany in autumn. Use in border or as a groundcover. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinaotrs. Native. Plant Patented.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Gold Star'
Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Compact, bushy plants hold their blooms a few inches above the foliage, creating a dome of golden yellow daisy flowers from midsummer to fall. A dwarf version of Goldsturm. Very consistent form, perfect for containers. Better than Goldsturm! Plant patented.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Denver Daisy'
Common Name: Gloriosa Daisy

Huge, daisy-type blooms of pure, deep yellow with dark maroon centers and cones are produced from late summer into fall. Great for cutting; they respond with additional blooms. Disease resistant.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Large semi-double and single golden-yellow daisies over hairy green foliage. Outstanding basal branching and requires no staking. AAS winner. Can tolerate clay soil. Long blooming. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators. Native.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

A new twist on 'Irish Eyes'. Tangerine orange colored petals with primrose yellow tips surround a light green cone. A real looker! Hairy green foliage. Long blooming. Native. Best grown as a reseeding annual. Attractive to butterflies, pollinators and songbirds.

Rudbeckia hirta 'Toto'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Dwarf cultivar. Very floriferous with small golden-yellow flowers. Great pot performer and front of the border plant. Can tolerate clay soil. Long blooming. Best grown as a reseeding annual. Attractive to butterflies, pollinators and songbirds. Native.

Rudbeckia lacianata 'Herbstonne'
Common Name: Autumn Sun Coneflower

Tall plants have loose clusters of yellow flowers with green cones over large, deep green glossy leaves. Attracts butterflies, pollinators and songbirds. Native.

Rudbeckia laciniata
Common Name: Cutleaf Coneflower

Golden-yellow daisies appear for 2 months if the first flush of flowers are cut back to the second set of buds. Deeply cut, widely toothed leaves are shiny green. Atractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators.

Rudbeckia maxima
Common Name: Giant Coneflower

Rosettes of 12" leaves have a hazy silver sheen. Erect stems support yellow flowers with large dark cones. The long lasting attractive cones are enjoyed by birds. Also attractive to butterflies and pllinators. One our favorites! Native.

Rudbeckia missouriensis
Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Thin yellow ray flowers surround black center disks and are borne over hairy green leaves. Blooms June to October. Attractive to butterflies, songbirds and pollinators. Readily self sows, but is not a nuisance.

Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Tall black flowering cones whose petals are barely visible are borne on tall stems and are a bee attractant. Grey-green leaves. Plants provide an architectural element in the garden and also make interesting cut flowers.

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'
Common Name: Sweet Coneflower

Strong, stiff stems of brown-eyed daisy blooms with rolled yellow petals bloom from late July to September. Native.

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry'
Common Name: Sweet Coneflower

Compact, upright plants with strong branching sport lovely brown-eyed daisies with quilled yellow petals from late summer to early fall. One third smaller then ‘Henry Eilers’.  Plant patent applied for.

Rudbeckia triloba
Common Name: Brown-Eyed susan

This native produces loads of bright yellow blooms with black centers on branched, dark stems from midsummer to fall. May be short-lived, but readily self-sows. Great with grasses and other prairie natives. Wonderful cut flower.

Rudbeckia triloba 'Prairie Glow'
Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Wonderful, bright, 2 1/2" daisy blooms of red or deep orange with orange or yellow tips and dark brown centers are borne in abundance on garnet stems in late summer and fall.

Ruellia brittoniana
Common Name: Wild Petunia / Water Bluebell

Tall plants have willow-like foliage and purple stems. Soft purple, petunia-like, 1"-2" blooms appear all summer long.

Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi Chi'
Common Name: Wild Petunia

Soft pink, petunia-like flowers are produced from summer through fall on 2' plants. Narrow, dark green leaves and purple stems set off the blooms nicely. 

Ruellia humilis
Common Name: Wild Petunia

Soft lavender, petunia-like flowers bloom all summer long on compact plants.

Rumex sanguineus
Common Name: Bloody Sorrel

Long, rippled green leaves are veined with reddish-purple and are very attractive. Displays tiny star-shaped flowers but is primarily grown for its foliage.

Ruta graveolens
Common Name: Rue

Attractive, delicate blue, evergreen foliage shaped rather like tiny spatulas and cartoon hands. Yellow to chartreuse flowers in early summer. Host plant for the swallowtail butterfly larvae.