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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.


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.

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Waterwise Autumn Sage Plant Guide/

Waterwise Autumn Sage Plant Guide

Although called Autumn Sage, Salvia greggii blooms in summer to fall and, in some locations, in spring. It comes in many flower colors, tolerates drought and heat, and has a number of varieties that thrive where winters are cold.

Want to learn more about different kinds of Salvia greggii? Please visit our Autumn Sage Group list. Learn more about each plant by clicking on the Cultural Icons tab in its catalog description. Questions? Please contact us.

  • New Arrivals & Recently Back in Stock

  • What's Great this Week? - Updated May 18, 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 summa

    (Supreme Sage) Neon pink flowers abound from spring through summer on this small, mounding, rock loving sage that is native to partially shaded limestone cliffs in parts of Texas and New Mexico. Grow it as a speciman plant in the rock garden, or with along with other native Southwestern species with similar cultural requirements.

    $12.50
     


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  • 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
     


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  • Salvia recognita

    (Turkish Cliff Sage) Spring into early summer, Turkish Cliff Sage produces erect, branching flower spikes 24 to 36 inches long that rise from basal foliage. They’re covered with whorls of pale pink blossoms with delicate white markings.

    $11.50
     


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  • 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
     


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  • Salvia patens ‘De flores gigantes’

    (Giant Gentian Sage)  What makes Salvia patens 'De Flores Gigantes' truly giant is the size of its true blue flowers. However, this variety from Argentina is tall as well.

    $9.50
     


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  • 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.

    $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
     


  • Salvia x 'Elk Plum Parfait'

    (Elk Plum Parfait Jame Sage) It's a toss-up as to which are more dramatic -- the deep purple calyxes so dark they almost look black or the plum-colored flowers with pronounced white beelines. Elk Plum Parfait is a rare treat.

    $10.50
     


  • Salvia chionophylla

    (Snowflake Sage) Wiry, trailing stems of small white leaves make this plant look like fresh snowfall. Numerous, small, sky blue flowers with prominent bee lines further add to the cooling look. This dry-garden plant is native to the mountains of the Chihuahuan desert of North Central Mexico.

    $10.50
     


  • Salvia greggii 'Radio Red'

    (Radio Red Autumn Sage) Dark calyxes support true red blossoms in Salvia greggii 'Radio Red', a 2015 introduction from the Darwin Perennials division of Ball Seed. Its tiny, smooth, elliptical leaves form a light, airy backdrop for the dramatic 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
     


  • 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.
    $10.50
     



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Plants arrived today, only 4 days after ordering. The plants are large and sturdy, the largest and best I've ever had after decades of buying plants by mail from many different nurseries. Just wonderful plants. The smell when the plants are ...
Tess
May 25, 2016