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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 24 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.


We are now booking orders for delivery for the week of your choice - from now until mid-June. We'll ship your plants exactly when you want them. Just make your selection in our shopping cart.

Read what our customers say about our service, quality and selection.
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We're always test growing and evaluating new Salvia varieties. Sometimes it is crystal clear: A plant is a winner -- or -- clearly not something we want to offer to our customers. Sometimes it's murky: This plant grows well, but is it something that will be appreciated by Salvia aficionados? So to help us make a decision on these plants, we need your help.


Please help us determine if we should grow and offer this plant. Adding a plant to our catalog is an important decision, and your opinion carries weight with us. Your vote is confidential, and will never be shared.


The current vote is for Salvia elegans 'Purple Leaf'.

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  • New Arrivals & Recently Back in Stock

  • What's Great this Week? - Updated June 9 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
  • Asclepias tuberosa

    (Butterfly Weed) Butterfly Weed produces flat-topped umbels of tiny, star-shaped flowers atop narrow, lance-shaped leaves. Bright orange and nectar-rich, they bloom from summer into fall.

    $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 June 26, 2016


    New!
  • Asclepias eriocarpa

    (Indian Milkweed) It's the hairy, minty green foliage of Asclepias eriocarpa -- not its star-like, pink and cream flowers filled with nectar -- that is most valuable to Monarch butterflies.

    $10.50
     


    New!
  • Salvia sclarea 'Wild Form'

    (Clary or Clear Eye Sage or Eyebright) Pink-purple bracts and violet-purple flowers form a pastel cloud over the large, rumpled leaves of Clary Sage in summer. It is a towering beauty growing up to 5 feet tall. Sacred to some due to age-old use in herbal remedies, it is heavenly to look at.

    $9.50
     


    New!
  • Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue'

    (Cambridge Blue Gentian Sage) Cambridge Blue is one of the most famous varieties of Salvia patens, which was discovered in Central Mexico in 1838. Its powder blue flowers are delightful and cooling in the landscape.

    $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 June 26, 2016


    New!
  • Salvia spathacea 'Apricot'

    (Apricot Hummingbird Sage) Large clusters of warm, apricot to peach colored blossoms top the tall, thick flower spikes of this sage. These are seedlings which have great vigor and the color of each plant will be different.  We have seen peach, apricot, salmon, copper - so expect a range of colors in the warm orange tones.

    $11.50
     


    New!
  • Salvia greggii 'Woods' Hot Pink'

    (Woods' Hot Pink Autumn Sage) Very large hot pink flowers, perhaps the largest of any Autumn Sage, make this Zone 6 hardy variety very special.   With glossy green leaves and a compact habit it is an easy choice for colder climates.

    $10.50
     


    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 spathacea 'Apricot'

    (Apricot Hummingbird Sage) Large clusters of warm, apricot to peach colored blossoms top the tall, thick flower spikes of this sage. These are seedlings which have great vigor and the color of each plant will be different.  We have seen peach, apricot, salmon, copper - so expect a range of colors in the warm orange tones.

    $11.50
     


    New!
  • Agastache x 'Kudos Coral'

    (Kudos Coral Hybrid Anise Hyssop) Dense plumes of deep coral flowers are accented by mid-green foliage in this heat- and drought-tolerant favorite of pollinators. Kudos Coral is a compact, clumping, semi-dwarf variety.

    $10.50
     


  • Asclepias eriocarpa

    (Indian Milkweed) It's the hairy, minty green foliage of Asclepias eriocarpa -- not its star-like, pink and cream flowers filled with nectar -- that is most valuable to Monarch butterflies.

    $10.50
     


    New!
  • Lepechinia fragrans

    (Island Pitcher Sage) Native to shady canyons on the coast of Southern California's Channel Islands, this threatened species is highly desirable for its ruggedness, its aromatic furry leaves and its spectacular Winter and Spring flowers.

    $11.50
     


  • 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
     


  • Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'

    (Midnight Mexican Bush Sage) The typical Mexican Bush Sage has purple flowers surrounded by furry white bracts. This clone from the San Francisco Peninsula has deep purple flowers, calyxes and stems. It is a good groundcover due to a mounding habit, smaller size and generous amounts of flowers.

    $10.50
     


  • Salvia interrupta

    (Atlas Mountain Sage) Tawny looking from a distance, the Atlas Mountains of northern Africa are home to an abundance of greenery, including the lovelySalvia interrupta. So the mountains contrast sharply with the Sahara Desert, which they border.

    $10.50
     


  • 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
     


  • Kniphofia 'Papaya Popsicle'

    (Papaya Popsicle Hot Poker) Terra Nova Nursery's Popsicle Series of dwarf Hot Poker perennials are reminiscent of the kind of frozen treats designed to look like rocket ships and fireworks. The blossoms of Papaya Popsicle are a bright orange-red and gold.

    $11.50
     



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Recommended by a friend, this variety and color fits in with the other salvia in my garden in the Central Valley of California. The plants arrived within a few days of placing the order, and all are double in size in the terracotta pots on the pa...
Mr. Cindy A Poore
Jun 25, 2016