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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 24 years. Our plants are large, healthy and guaranteed to please.

We currently offer 454 Salvia / Sage varieties and species - truly something for every garden need. And to round out your plantings, we have some 129 plants that are ideal Salvia Companions.

We are proud of the quality of what we offer, and Unconditionally Guarantee your complete satisfaction with everything we sell.

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FBTS Plant Collections

Introducing Easy Garden Planning

We don't believe in plant-by-numbers gardens, but we do like to make gardeners' lives easier. One way to do this is by helping to minimize planning time and cost with our new FBTS Plant Collections.

Each pre-planned combination of Salvias and companion plants shares similar growing conditions and a harmonious mix of colors and form. By purchasing collections, you receive a significant discount over regular per-plant prices. Some solve specific problems, such as combos for shade or dry curbside gardens called "hell strips."

Quantities are limited, so please order now. Here are some choices:

Find quick solutions by ordering FBTS Plant Collections. Questions and answers? Call or email us today. Advice is unlimited!

  • New Arrivals & Recently Back in Stock

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  • 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.

    Check out our entire list of new introductions
    • Rosy Drought-Resistant Butterfly Sun Mix

      (Rosy Drought-Resistant Butterfly Sun Mix) A sun lover that is a magnet for butterflies, this FBTS Plant Collection combines the creamy pink flowers of Asclepias speciosa and Asclepias eriocarpa with the deep lavender rose of Agastache cana 'Sinning'.
      $25.50
       

      New!
    • Cantua buxifoloa 'Hot Pants'

      (Bicolor Sacred Flower of the Incas) Four-inch-long trumpet blossoms in a neon combination of red-orange and hot pink contrast with mid-green foliage in Cantua buxifolia 'Hot Pants'. This is a hybrid of a long blooming, South American native.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Cuphea cyanea v. hirtella

      (Pink Mouse Cuphea)Two tiny, dark purple petals at the end of hot pink and yellow tubular flowers give this hummingbird magnet the "mouse" part of its common name. This is one of the mid-sized Cuphea subshrubs.

      $10.50
       

      New!
    • Tropical Wish Sun Planter

      (Tropical Heat Sun Planter) Peruvian Mystery Sage (Salvia sp. SL411) and Ember's Wish Sage (Salvia x 'Ember's Wish') heat up patios with their bright coral red and orange blossoms in this specially priced planter kit.
      $17.00
       

      New!
    • True Blue Shade Planter

      (True Blue Shade Planter) The bright white throats of Dot's Delight Bicolor Gentian Sage (Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight') break up the true blue monopoly of this specially priced planter kit, which includes Ground Ivy Sage (S. glechomifolia ).
      $17.00
       

      New!
    • Wendy's Mulberry & Blue Shade Planter

      (Wendy's Mulberry & Blue Shade Planter) Wendy's Wish Sage (Salvia x'Wendy's Wish') and Ground Ivy Sage (S. glechomifolia ) are a splash of mulberry wine and sky that attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds in this specially priced planter kit.
      $17.00
       

      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.

    • Salvia nubicola

      (Himalayan Cloud Sage) Nepal's Muktinath Valley -- a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists -- is the place to go to see this majestically tall shade perennial in the wild. It grows at altitudes up to 14,000 feet and often emerges while the ground is still snowy.
      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Salvia verticillata

      (Lilac Sage) We try not to brag too much, but this is our own variety of Salvia verticillata from home-grown seed, and we think it is spectacular. Butterflies and honeybees also are in love with this long-blooming perennial beauty.

      $9.50
       

    • Anthemis sancti-johannis

      (St. John's Chamomile) June 24 is mid-summer and the day of the ancient summer solstice festival, a feast day which Roman Catholics eventually dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It's also peak bloom time in Europe for the bright orange flowers of the Bulgarian native Anthemis sancti-johannis or St. John's Chamomile.

      $9.00
       

      New!
    • Arisaema fargesii

      (Farges's Cobra Lily) Arisaema fargessii lends a fairytale look to a damp woodland garden. Its large white and dark purple striped bract -- called a spathe -- curves over the plant's infloresence, a finger-like structure called a spadix.

      $15.00
       

      New!
    • Arisaema ciliatum

      (Himalayan Cobra Lily) Although significantly shorter than Arisaema consanguineum, this woodland species also has radial leaves like the spokes in an umbrella. We offer you well-established clumps that will reward you by blooming the first year you plant them.

      $17.00
       

      New!
    • Cestrum 'Orange Peel'

      (Orange Peel Jessamine) Mainly fragrant at night, the orange and yellow flowers of Cestrum 'Orange Peel' are the result of a cross between Night-Blooming Cestrum (C. nocturnum) and Day-Blooming Cestrum (C. diurnum).

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Eucomis 'Freckles'

      (Speckled Dwarf Pineapple Lily) The ‘freckles’ on this petite South African plant are the reddish-purple speckles on its long, lance-shaped, olive-green leaves. From summer to fall, short, rose-red flower spikes rise up from the center of this exotic foliage.

      $12.00
       

    • Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame'

      (Giant Purple Desert Sage) It’s best to plant this flamboyant native of the Southwest in spring or summer. However, once established, it tolerates winters from USDA Zones 5 to 9. Purple tubular flowers and burgundy bracts flare up its 10-inch flower spikes like flames on this softly rounded shrub.

      $10.00
       

      New!
    • Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow'

      (Variegated Japanese Woodland Sage) Irregular white margins surrounding deep green make the triangular leaves of this fine Japanese forest sage lighten the shade. In fall, pale yellow flowers add to the standout effect.
      $9.50
       

    • Anisacanthus wrightii 'Pumpkin Orange'

      (Orange Texas Firecracker) Hummingbirds and butterflies will thank you with frequent visits if you add this long-blooming plant to your wildlife garden. Its clear, pumpkin-orange trumpet-type flowers with long, narrow petals are wells of delicious nectar.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Calceolaria integrifolia 'Kentish Hero'

      (Kentish Hero Pouch Flower) Do you like orange flowers? How about orange flowers that look like balloons - lots and lots of balloons? If you say, "Yes", then you will love this sun-to-shade perennial that is a perfect companion to Summer blooming Salvias.

      $9.50
       

      New!

    Limited Availability Plants - Time is running out

    Limited Availibility Plants
    These Limited Availability Plants will be going out of stock very soon. This may be your last chance this season to add a particular species or variety to your garden or collection.
    Read all about our Limited Availability program.
    Salvia sclarea - Clary or Clear Eye Sage or Eyebright

    Salvia sclarea - Clary or Clear Eye Sage or Eyebright

    Available March to June only.

    Only 14 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia amarissima - Bitter Mexican Sage

    Salvia amarissima - Bitter Mexican Sage

    Available April to June only.

    Only 5 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia blepharophylla 'Cervina' - Eyelash Sage

    Salvia blepharophylla 'Cervina' - Eyelash Sage

    Available May to June only.

    Only 5 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia canariensis alba - White Canary Island Sage

    Salvia canariensis alba - White Canary Island Sage

    Available March to June only.

    Only 1 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia caudata 'El Cielo Blue' - Blue Sky Mexican Sage

    Salvia caudata 'El Cielo Blue' - Blue Sky Mexican Sage

    Available April through June and September through October only.

    Only 2 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia concolor - Blue Black Mexican Sage

    Salvia concolor - Blue Black Mexican Sage

    Available April to June only.

    Only 3 in stock.

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    Salvia fallax - Silly Mexican Sage

    Salvia fallax - Silly Mexican Sage

    Available May to June only.

    Only 1 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia muelleri - Royal Purple Autumn Sage

    Salvia muelleri - Royal Purple Autumn Sage

    Available April to June only.

    Only 8 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia myriantha - Mexican Many Flowered Sage

    Salvia myriantha - Mexican Many Flowered Sage

    Available April through June and September only.

    Only 4 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia 'Purple Stem' - Purple Stem Sage

    Salvia 'Purple Stem' - Purple Stem Sage

    Available May to June only.

    Only 3 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia gachantivana

    Salvia gachantivana

    Available May to June only.

    Only 6 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia eizi-matudae - Shaggy Chiapas Sage

    Salvia eizi-matudae - Shaggy Chiapas Sage

    Available May to June only.

    Only 6 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia lanigera

    Salvia lanigera

    Available April to June only.

    Only 5 in stock.

    See the details

    Deppea splendens

    Deppea splendens

    Available April to June only.

    Only 4 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia rubescens subsp. dolichothrix

    Salvia rubescens subsp. dolichothrix

    Available May to June only.

    Only 9 in stock.

    See the details


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