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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 458 Salvia / Sage varieties and species - truly something for every garden need. And to round out your plantings, we have some 135 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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Dig In to Container Gardens

Dig In to Container Gardens

Balconies, decks, entries, patios and other parts of hardscape are great for potted Salvias and companion plants. Pots also look pretty nestled amid in-ground plantings. Here's information to help you dig in to container gardening.

Is a plant right for container gardening? Find out by clicking on the Cultural Icons tab in the plant's catalog description, then look for our flowerpot icon. Questions? Please contact us.

  • 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
    • Salvia affinis forsskaolii 'Kashmir Seed'

      (Mystery Kashmir Sage) We are currently uncertain about the identity of this plant. The seed was collected in Kashmir, and it resembles - but is not identical to the West Asian Salvia forsskaolii.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Salvia sp. from Szechuan

      (Bicolor Szechuan Sage) Cold hardy Chinese Salvias are a large and confusing group when it comes to scientific nomenclature. Identification for naming is expensive and difficult. That is why one of our most popular varieties doesn't have a scientific name!
      $13.50
       

      New!
    • Salvia atropatana

      (Iranian Oil Sage) Butterflies and honeybees are drawn to the long blooming, dusky violet-blue flowers of Salvia atropatana. However, deer say no to its charms, due to its essential oils being less than tasty.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Asclepias verticillata

      (Whorled Milkweed) Verticillasters are whorl-like clusters of flowers on flower stems. In Asclepias verticillata, which is commonly called Whorled or Horsetail Milkweed, multiple umbels of creamy white, star-shaped blossoms appear to twirl around the floral stems.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Asclepias hallii

      (Hall's Milkweed) Although drought resistant, the rare Asclepias hallii prefers moist soil because it is accustomed to the snowmelt of its homelands in the foothills and mountains of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Silver Angel'

      (Silver Angel Japanese Shrub Mint) Partial shade settings or locations with morning sun and afternoon shade are best for Leucosceptrum japonicum 'Silver Angel'. This is a fragrant, variegated mint bush that glows in dappled sunlight. It is an exceptionally cold-tolerant Japanese woodland native.

      $12.00
       

      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 nutans

      (Nodding Sage) “Dancing in the air” is how garden writer Joseph Tychonievich describes the tall, graceful flower spikes of Nodding Sage, which can tower up to 5 feet tall over the plant’s 18-inch-tall foliage during the summer flowering season.

      $11.00
       

      New!
    • Salvia arizonica

      (Arizona Blue Sage) We are so impressed with this top-performing, drought-resistant ground cover that we have rated it best of class. Arizona Blue Sage is adaptable to a variety of shady conditions and blossoms so abundantly that it seems to have as many rich blue flowers as it has leaves. It is native to dry, shaded areas in mountain canyons in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Brugmansia x 'Suncrest Vulsa'

      (Suncrest Pink Angel's Trumpet) The long, fluted, trumpet flowers of Brugmansia x 'Suncrest Vulsa' are a more intense sunset orange than those of Brugmansia x 'Strybing Vulsa'.
      $15.00
       

      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
       

    • 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
       

      New!
    • Asclepias speciosa

      (Showy Milkweed) Milkweeds (Asclepias spp. ) are must-have, nectar-rich plants in the butterfly garden. They're the only species on which the endangered Monarch butterfly lays eggs. It is urgent that we offer this pretty, fragrant wildflower.

      $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
       

      New!
    • Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

      (Swamp Milkweed) The light green of this Milkweed's slender, lance-shaped leaves compliment its rose-pink umbels of tiny, star-shaped flowers that smell like vanilla. As its common name implies, this plant is a great solution for saturated soils, such as in rain gardens and the edge of ponds. Yet it can get by on average watering based on local conditions.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • 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 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
       

    • Agastache cana 'Sinning'

      (Sonoran Sunset® Anise Hyssop) An abundance of lavender-rose flowers mark Agastache cana 'Sinning' as being unique from the typical purple-flowered plants of its species. Colorado plantsman Duane Sinning discovered this lovely hybrid.

      $9.50
       

    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 caymanensis - Caymen Island Sage

    Salvia caymanensis - Caymen Island Sage

    Available May to July only.

    Only 7 in stock.

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    Salvia karwinskii - Karwinski's Sage

    Salvia karwinskii - Karwinski's Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 1 in stock.

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    Salvia karwinskii 'Red Form' - Red Flowered Karwinskii's Sage

    Salvia karwinskii 'Red Form' - Red Flowered Karwinskii's Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 3 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia keerli - Big Grape Sage

    Salvia keerli - Big Grape Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 1 in stock.

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    Salvia microphylla v. neurepia - Big Leaf Mountain Sage

    Salvia microphylla v. neurepia - Big Leaf Mountain Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 2 in stock.

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    Salvia puberula 'El Butano' - El Butano Downy Sage

    Salvia puberula 'El Butano' - El Butano Downy Sage

    Available May to July only.

    Only 1 in stock.

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    Salvia radula - Scrappy African Sage

    Salvia radula - Scrappy African Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 2 in stock.

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    Salvia texana - Texas Blue Sage

    Salvia texana - Texas Blue Sage

    Available March to July only.

    Only 7 in stock.

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    Salvia vitiifolia - Grape Leaf Sage

    Salvia vitiifolia - Grape Leaf Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 6 in stock.

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    Salvia x 'Marwin Gardens' - Marwin Garden Sage

    Salvia x 'Marwin Gardens' - Marwin Garden Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 5 in stock.

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    Salvia x 'Mr. Jules' - Mister Jules Hybrid Sage

    Salvia x 'Mr. Jules' - Mister Jules Hybrid Sage

    Available May to July only.

    Only 4 in stock.

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    Salvia splendens Lighthouse Red' - Lighthouse Red Scarlet Sage

    Salvia splendens Lighthouse Red' - Lighthouse Red Scarlet Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 9 in stock.

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    Echium wildpretii

    Echium wildpretii

    Available April to July only.

    Only 4 in stock.

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    Salvia splendens ‘Elk Purple Mardi Gras'

    Salvia splendens ‘Elk Purple Mardi Gras'

    Available March to July only.

    Only 3 in stock.

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    Brugmansia 'Snowbank' - Variegated Angel's Trumpet

    Brugmansia 'Snowbank' - Variegated Angel's Trumpet

    Available April to July only.

    Only 8 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia plebeia

    Salvia plebeia

    Available May to July only.

    Only 14 in stock.

    See the details

    Salvia chrysophylla

    Salvia chrysophylla

    Available May to July only.

    Only 3 in stock.

    See the details


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