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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.


Yes, its is HOT in July. So to help you plan for when the weather cools we are now booking orders for delivery for the week of your choice - from now through early September. You can reserve the plants you want now, and we'll ship them exactly when you want them. Just select your desired shipping date in our shopping cart.

Read what our customers say about our service, quality and selection.

A very special new wildlife package for California gardeners

The relentless drought in California has decimated the native food plants of honeybees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Not to mention making life very difficult for the dedicated wildlife gardener. We want to help.

For a limited time we are offering our California Drought Action Pack, a group of a dozen plants that will provide food and shelter for important wildlife species while providing color and fragrance in your garden - even in this severe drought.

Each package consists of three each of four different plants, from our Hummingbird, Butterfly and Honeybee plants. Each one is drought tolerant and tough enough to thrive in California's drought. We'll personally tailor each pack to match your specific location and climate. After you plant them, you can sit back and enjoy the beauty of wildlife in your garden even in these difficult and dry times.

Click here for details. And don't delay - take action now! Fall is by far and away the best season to get these plants going in your garden.
California Drought Action Pack
12 Plants, Free Shipping and Guaranteed Results
Save 20%+ over our regular prices
And help our wild friends!

This offer is for California residents only, and for a limited time.
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  • New Arrivals & Recently Back in Stock

  • What's Great this Week? - Updated July 12, 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 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 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
     


    New!
  • 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
     


    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
     


    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 rypara

    (River Sage) Native to partially shaded streamsides in Argentina and Bolivia, this is one of the few Salvia species that can tolerate wet soil.  It makes a fine filler plant in a group of other partial shade growers, its wirey thin stems sending up floral displays here and there, much to the gardener's delight.

    $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 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
     


    New!
  • 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 roemeriana

    (Cedar Sage) Scarlet flowers abound on this small, mounding, woodland sage that is native to Texas, Arizona and Northern Mexico. Grow it as a small scale groundcover or mix it with other shade-loving sages in a perennial border or along a path.

    $8.50
     


  • 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
     


    New!
  • 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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I ordered a very large order this year and out of all the salvias this is the number one choice. It has bloomed it's head off from early spring till summer and I'm sure it will continue to bloom for the rest of the year. It's a must for bright col...
Joshua
Jul 21, 2016