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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.


Salvias are our specialty, and we have the largest selection of species and varieties in the United States.

We are proud of the quality of what we offer, 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 a 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™

Looking for a Holiday gift for a gardener?

Our Gift Certificates, available in any amount from $25, are great gifts for gardeners. They can be used at any time (they don't expire) and take the guesswork out of gift giving for that hard-to-know-what-to get gardener in your life. And they are delivered immediately via email - a perfect last minute gift.

Flowers by the Sea Gift Certificates are perfect gifts
  • New Arrivals & Recently Back in Stock

  • What's Great this Week? - Updated November 13, 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 broussonetii x dominica 'Fuzzy Wuzzy'

    (Fuzzy Wuzzy Sage) This magnificent foliege plant is a hybrid between the Palestinian native Salvia dominica and the Woody Canary Island species Salvia broussonetii.  If you like fuzzy leaves, this one is for you.

    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 May 13, 2017


    New!
  • Salvia splendens 'Elk Mauve'

    (Elk Mauve Scarlet Sage) Rich deep mauve flowers and large mid-green leaves make Salvia splendens 'Elk Mauve' an unusual Scarlet Sage.  Vigorous and free flowering, this FBTS introduction is a new introduction for 2017.

    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 durifolia 'Elk Blue'

    (Elk Blue Hard Leaf Sage) Soft baby blue & white flowers in abundance coupled with strong growth make this an ideal new variety for hummingbird gardeners. the specific epitaph, durifolia, means hard leaf.  We don't find the leaf exactly hard but it is lovely and durable.

    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 cuatrecasana x guaranitica 'Elk Magenta'

    (Elk Magenta Hybrid Sage)  Combining the best characteristics of both parents, this robust, large leafed hybrid has deep magenta and white flowers that delight hummingbirds.

    10.50
     


    New!
  • Salvia x 'Gayle Nielson'

    (Gayle Nielson Hybrid Sage) Whorl-like clusters of violet-blue flowers on slender stems as well as its height and width indicate that Gayle Nielson Hybrid Sage is related to some form of Salvia clevelandii.

    10.50
     


    New!
  • Salvia guaranitica 'Elk Argentina Skies'

    (Elk Argentina Skies Anise-Scented Sage)  Developed at FBTS, this new introduction is superior to the old standby, 'Argentina Skies'.  Superior growth and earlier flowering make it a must-have choice for hummingbird gardeners.

    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!

"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 'Mango Popsicle'

    (Mango Popsicle Hot Poker) This genus has become very popular in the last few years - for good reason. They feed hummingbirds & honeybees, and attract butterflies. And this superior variety from Oregon's TerraNova Nurseries is compact, free blooming and amazingly hardy.

    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 March 05, 2017


  • 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 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 rubescens

    (Venezuelan Red Sage) Purple stems and calyxes so dark that they almost look black contrast dramatically with the deep red-orange flowers of this South American beauty. This tall, spectacular sage has been in cultivation for decades but is still rare in gardens. We'd like to see that change.

    10.50
     


  • Salvia greggii 'Cold Hardy Pink'

    (Cold Hardy Pink Autumn Sage) Medium creamy-hot pink flowers and contrasting, red bracts make this Autumn Sage stand out. This drought tolerant Autumn Sage from Northern Texas is also compact, rugged, heat tolerant and capable of handling Zone 5 chill. Yes - Zone 5!
    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


  • Erigeron glaucus 'Olga'

    (California Seaside Daisy) Native to the sea-facing cliffs of California, this sturdy mat-forming plant is a delight for bees and butterflies. A full sun, drought resistant plant in coastal locations, it grows in hot inland locations in partial shade and average watering.

    9.00
     


  • 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.

    9.50
     



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Reviews


This salvia is doing fabulously in my Baton Rouge garden under a large tree where it gets filtered morning light. It survived a terrible drought and then terrible flooding, and it's still blooming in early December! Will be ordering more of these.
Laurie Lynn Drummond
Dec 10, 2016