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Welcome to Flowers by the Sea

Mr. Sage

Welcome to Flowers by the Sea, a family run mail-order plant nursery. We've been supplying gardeners with superior plants for over 25 years. Our plants are large, healthy and guaranteed to please.

The genus Salvia is our specialty, and we have the largest selection in the United States. We currently offer 424 species, hybrids and varieties - along with numerous outstanding hummingbird, butterfly and bee plants.

Each and every one has been extensively tested & evaluated before we list them here. We're proud of the quality of what we grow, and Unconditionally Guarantee your complete satisfaction with everything we sell.


Read what our customers say about our service, quality and selection.
2017 Ordering is On!

Ordering for the spring season begins November 23rd. Some FBTS plants are only available as SPRING LIMITED AVAILABILITY PLANTS or as SPECIAL ORDER PLANTS. Planning now gives you the jump on these selections as well as new introductions. We expect strong demand for new Salvia species and varieties we are introducing.

NEED HELP SELECTING JUST THE RIGHT PLANT?

Introducing The Salvia Finder™

Perhaps you need a single Salvia that is the right size and color for a favorite container. Maybe local water restrictions make drought-resistant Salvias (also called sages) go-to choices for your sunny slope. Or possibly you want red hummingbird sages for shade.

Flowers by the Sea Online Nursery has them all. We also have The Salvia Finder™ -- a new, easy-to-use tool to help you find the right plants for your needs. Open a vibrant gallery of plants to fit your needs on The Salvia Finder™.

Visit the Salvia Finder™
  • New Arrivals & Recently Back in Stock

  • What's Great this Week? - Updated December 31, 2016

We test every plant before we offer it for sale. Your success is our success. You can be confident that these new introductions are dependable garden plants." - Kermit Carter, General Manager


Change is constant in horticulture. Selecting the best new plants is daunting even in one genus, especially Salvia, which contains about 900 species of true sages worldwide. Our New Arrivals section showcases the latest sages and companions in our online catalog whether new to commercial horticulture or only to our gardens. Please contact us if you have questions or gardening experiences to share about these plants.

Our new introductions & back in stock plants
  • Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Lavender'

    (Summer Jewel Lavender Tropical Sage) Butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees enjoy this All American 2016 winner, which is an outstanding choice for dusty lavender purple color from June to autumn. The Summer Jewel varieties of Tropical Sage is generally the first to flower for us.

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    This plant can now be ordered
    Preorder yours today, and your plants will be reserved for your selected shipping date.

    Due in stock and ready to ship on March 15, 2017


    New!
  • Salvia rypara x durifolia 'Elk'

    (Hybrid River Sage) This beautiful new plant is a FBTS hybrid between to rare South American species.  In growth and flower it is intermediate between the parents, and fast growing because of it's hybrid vigor.

    11.50
     


    This plant can now be ordered
    Preorder yours today, and your plants will be reserved for your selected shipping date.

    Due in stock and ready to ship on April 15, 2017


    New!
  • Sinningia sellovii 'Pink & Yellow'

    (Hardy Pink & Yellow Gloxinia) This color form is rarely seen in Sinningia sellovii, which is a Brazilian species that tolerates heat and lures hummingbirds.

    10.50
     


    This plant can now be ordered
    Preorder yours today, and your plants will be reserved for your selected shipping date.

    Due in stock and ready to ship on April 15, 2017


    New!
  • Salvia pseudococcinea

    (False Tropical Sage) Sometimes plant naming is complicated. Such is the case with Salvia pseudococcinea, which is known by a number of scientific and common names. Sometimes it is called Salvia coccinea var. pseudococcinea.

    10.50
     


    This plant can now be ordered
    Preorder yours today, and your plants will be reserved for your selected shipping date.

    Due in stock and ready to ship on March 15, 2017


    New!
  • Salvia orthostachys

    (Straight Spike Sage) Covered with whorls of crimson flowers, this long-blooming, perennial sage has erect form. It matures into a tall, wide plant that is ideal for massing as a screen or at back of border.

    10.50
     


    This plant can now be ordered
    Preorder yours today, and your plants will be reserved for your selected shipping date.

    Due in stock and ready to ship on March 15, 2017


    New!
  • Salvia heerii

    (Peruvian Bush Sage) In 1856, German botanist Eduard August von Regel (1815-1892) found this superb sage with it's giant clusters of reddish-orange flowers in the high elevation Cajamarca region of Peru.  It has been grown in Europe since then, but remains very rare in the United States.

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    New!

"Many of these are in very short supply, so act fast if you find something you like!" - Vikki Carter, Nursery Manager

Each week, we walk through the nursery with a clipboard in hands, looking for the best we have to offer.  All of the plants listed here are "prime", ready to succeed in your garden.  In some cases they are just coming into bloom.  Or they may be at the perfect stage to transplant.  Or the seasonal foliage color may be at its peak.

In any case, the list changes every week, so check back for the latest and greatest from Flowers by the Sea.

  • Kniphofia 'Poco Yellow'

    (Poco Yellow Dwarf Hot Poker) Flowers by the Sea is the first U.S. nursery to grow Kniphofia 'Poco Yellow' -- a dwarf Hot Poker that is several inches shorter than the Kniphofia 'Pineapple Popsicle' when in bloom.

    11.50
     


    New!
  • Salvia semiatrata

    (Pine Mountain Sage) Small but numerous, violet and deep purple flowers surrounded by pink bracts are sprinkled throughout this well-branched,shrubby sage like confections. This is one of the showiest Salvias we grow.

    11.50
     


  • Salvia heerii

    (Peruvian Bush Sage) In 1856, German botanist Eduard August von Regel (1815-1892) found this superb sage with it's giant clusters of reddish-orange flowers in the high elevation Cajamarca region of Peru.  It has been grown in Europe since then, but remains very rare in the United States.

    15.00
     


    New!
  • Salvia miltiorrhiza

    (Red Sage, Chinese Sage, Dan-shen)  The bright red, finger-like roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza have a long history in traditional Chinese  herbal  medicine.  We offer this important plant on a limited basis.

    12.50
     


  • Salvia chinensis 'Nanjinga'

    (Chinese Sage) Although this is a perennial species, most people in the U.S. who are familiar with Chinese Sage, probably know the annual variety Salvia chinensis . The perennial form is reliable; we’ve grown it for several years. However, little has been written about it.

    12.50
     


    New!
  • Cuphea aff. aequipetala

    (Mexican Loosestrife) The tempting, purple-to-magenta flowers of Cuphea aff. aequipetala attract butterflies, honeybees and hummingbirds as well as gardeners who love color. Abundant blossoms flare into six-petal corollas at the end of long, cylindrical flowers.

    10.50
     



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Reviews


Bought 4; put 2 in large pots on stands & 2 on floor next 2 stands. Hummingbirds were all over these like a kid eating "candy corn". We live n Texas- don't let them dry out. Indeed a hummingbird magnet.
Bonnie Bell
Dec 11, 2016