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Welcome to Flowers by the Sea, a family run mail-order plant nursery. We have been supplying gardeners with superior plants for over 23 years.

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Browse our plants by Color, Blooming Season or Hardiness Zone. We also provide listings by Cultural Needs such as Drought Tolerance and Full Shade Lovers. Our listings by Garden Use can help you find the perfect Groundcover or Salvias with Exceptional Foliage.

We currently offer 433 Salvia varieties and species - truly something for every garden need. And to round out your garden, we have some 115 plants that are ideal Salvia Companions.

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Every variety we offer for sale has been extensively tested in our own nursery & gardens. Only those plants that thrive and that are the best of their type make it onto our site. All are plants that you can count on to be healthy & well grown. Our goal is to help you make your garden a success.

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Time to start thinking about Fall planting

Most perennial and woody Salvias thrive when planted in autumn. The season's warm soil speeds root growth unlike the cool soil of early spring. Furthermore, sages put lots of energy into foliage instead of root development in spring. Fall planting allows plants to develop strong root systems that prepare them for the demands of rapid foliar growth and flowering.

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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 elegans 'Freida Dixon'

      (Frieda Dixon Pineapple Sage) Most varieties of Salvia elegans have bright red flowers. But Frieda Dixon Pineapple Sage, which blooms abundantly beginning in late fall, has softer salmon-pink blossoms set against mid-green, lance-shaped leaves.

      $8.50
       

    • Salvia x 'Elk Twilight's Rosy Glow'

      (Elk Twilight's Rosy Glow Jame Sage) Rosy red hairs accentuate the upper lip of each dusky, salmon-pink blossom of this cheery Jame Sage. The flowers are tiny but abundant and are supported by bright green calyxes.

      $8.50
       

    • 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.

      $8.50
       

    • Salvia x 'Elk Bella Rosa'

      (Elk Bella Rosa Jame Sage) The large, creamy pink and burgundy flowers of this sage are stately in contrast with its deep green, veined, ovate foliage that is pleasantly fragrant. Elk Bella Rosa is as elegant as its name implies. It's also long blooming.

      $8.50
       

    • Salvia pratensis 'Swan Lake'

      (White Meadow Sage) Whorls of pure white flowers shaped like parrot beaks rise on tall spikes from the wrinkly, basal foliage of Salvia pratensis 'Swan Lake'. The large, mid-green leaves have attractively serrated edges.

      $8.50
       

    • Incarvillea arguta

      (Himalayan Gloxinia) Delicate, pink, trumpet blossoms with flared corollas top mid-green foliage on reddish-green stems. This tough, long-blooming plant is native to the Himalayas. Plant hunter Chris Chadwell collected our seeds in Nepal.

      $8.50
       

    "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 jurisicii

      (Yugoslavian Cut Leaf Sage) This is a rare Baltic steppe plant that grows beautifully in sunny locations with little water and excellent drainage. It is endemic to a the Orlova Brdo region of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

      $11.50
       

    • Leonotis nepetifolia

      (Mint Lion's Ear or Klipp Dagga) Here's another plant for Dr. Seuss gardens. Mint Lion's Ear produces intermittent, shaggy whorls of fuzzy, rosy orange tubular flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. The blossoms burst from prickly, round clusters on stems as tall and slender as auto antennas.

      $7.50
       

    • 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.

      $10.00
       

    • Lobelia x speciosa 'Compliment Deep Red'

      (Giant Red Cardinal Flower) Similar to the plumage of a Northern Cardinal, the flowers of this Lobelia hybrid are startlingly red. The tubular blossoms have lips that flare at their openings into petals shaped like poinsettia bracts.

      $7.50
       

    • Salvia transsylvanica

      (Romanian Sage) Here's a great selection for mixed Salvia borders in zones with colder winters. This herbaceous perennial features deep violet flowers in large whorls atop tall, branched spikes.

      $8.50
       

    • Salvia officinalis 'Extrakta'

      (Potent Culinary Sage) Flavorful and fragrant, Extrakta is a modern European Culinary Sage known for its pungent essential oil. About a foot taller than most species of Salvia officinalis, it has long, narrow, spear-shaped leaves that are deep green.
      $8.50
       

    • Centaurea gymnocarpa

      (Velvet Centaurea) Lacy, velvety foliage gives this tough shrub its common name. The globular, thistle-like flowers are lavender to fuchsia pink and contrast elegantly with the silvery green of the leaves.

      $8.00
       

    • Salvia cyanescens

      (Blue Turkish Sage) Large velvety gray-green to white leaves in loose rosettes give this sage a distinctive look as does the celestial violet-blue of its flowers. The blossoms seem much too large for this short sage and its thin, candelabra-branched flower spikes.
      $8.50
       

    • Salvia vitiifolia

      (Grape Leaf Sage) Tall spikes of intensely blue flowers bloom summer to fall and emerge in profusion from handsome, furry foliage. The leaves are grape green on top and purplish on the bottom. This water-loving sage grows rapidly into a spreading mound.
      $8.00
       

    • Salvia 'Silver Sabre'

      (Silver Sabre Sage) Hanging-basket gardeners, here's one for you! The pink, green and cream variegated foliage is so ornamental trailing over pots that you might forget its role as a fragrant cooking herb.

      $8.50
       

    • Salvia patens 'Blue Angel'

      (Blue Angel Gentian Sage) Since the 1838 discovery of this herbaceous species from Central Mexico, Salvia patens has been a mainstay of the perennial garden. Blue Angel is one of the smallest of the full-sized varieties.

      $8.50
       

    • Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg'

      (Blue Mealy Cup Sage) This Texas native species is one of the mainstays of gardens worldwide. Tidy, easy to grow, hardy, long blooming and undemanding, Mealy Cup Sage belongs in almost any sunny garden. Due to the popularity of the species, the number of varieties is staggering.

      $8.50
       

    • Salvia pitcheri grandiflora

      (Big Pitcher Sage) As its scientific name indicates, this sage has very large flowers. They are almost two-tone, changing from deep violet to a light blue or white at their base where they are cupped by dusky purple calyxes.
      $8.50
       

    • 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.

      $8.50
       

    • Tweedia caerulea

      (Blue Milkweed) It's not unusual to see the sky-blue, star-shaped flowers of Tweedia caerulea tucked into bridal bouquets. Yet they are members of the humble milkweed family Asclepiadaceae.

      $8.00
       

    • Roscoea auriculata

      (Hardy Nepalese Ginger) After several years of growing various strains, we have settled on this one as the best we have seen. Large, 3+ inch flowers display nicely over a two month period in the mid to late summer. And the color intensity and hue reminds most people of an orchid.

      $14.00
       

    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 adenophora - Oaxaca Red Sage

    Salvia adenophora - Oaxaca Red Sage

    Available June to September only.

    Only 1 in stock.

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    Salvia eigii - Eig's Sage

    Salvia eigii - Eig's Sage

    Available April to September only.

    Only 8 in stock.

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    Salvia elegans - Pineapple Sage

    Salvia elegans - Pineapple Sage

    Available March to September only.

    Only 5 in stock.

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    Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' - Golden Pineapple Sage

    Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' - Golden Pineapple Sage

    Available March to September only.

    Only 3 in stock.

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    Salvia gesneriiflora 'Mole Poblano' - Mexican Chocolate Scarlet Sage

    Salvia gesneriiflora 'Mole Poblano' - Mexican Chocolate Scarlet Sage

    Available March to September only.

    Only 5 in stock.

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    Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila' - Big Mexican Scarlet Sage

    Salvia gesneriiflora 'Tequila' - Big Mexican Scarlet Sage

    Available March to September only.

    Only 1 in stock.

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    Salvia heirosolymitana - Jerusalem Sage

    Salvia heirosolymitana - Jerusalem Sage

    Available April to September only.

    Only 12 in stock.

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    Salvia holwayi - Winter Mexican Sage

    Salvia holwayi - Winter Mexican Sage

    Available April to September only.

    Only 2 in stock.

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    Salvia judaica - Judean Sage

    Salvia judaica - Judean Sage

    Available April to September only.

    Only 5 in stock.

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    Salvia miltiorrhiza - Dan-shen

    Salvia miltiorrhiza - Dan-shen

    Available April to September only.

    Only 10 in stock.

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    Salvia pennellii - Tamaulipas Sage

    Salvia pennellii - Tamaulipas Sage

    Available April to September only.

    Only 2 in stock.

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    Salvia purpurea - Autumn Purple Sage

    Salvia purpurea - Autumn Purple Sage

    Available March to September only.

    Only 2 in stock.

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    Salvia regla 'Huntington Gardens Form'

    Salvia regla 'Huntington Gardens Form'

    Available June to September only.

    Only 6 in stock.

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    Salvia regla 'Jame' - Jame Orange Mountain Sage

    Salvia regla 'Jame' - Jame Orange Mountain Sage

    Available April to September only.

    Only 6 in stock.

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    Salvia regla 'Royal' - Orange Mountain Sage

    Salvia regla 'Royal' - Orange Mountain Sage

    Available June to September only.

    Only 4 in stock.

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    Salvia regla - Queretaro form - Great Orange Mountain Sage

    Salvia regla - Queretaro form - Great Orange Mountain Sage

    Available June to September only.

    Only 1 in stock.

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    Salvia squalens 'Orange Form' - Orange Sticky Peruvian Sage

    Salvia squalens 'Orange Form' - Orange Sticky Peruvian Sage

    Available March to September only.

    Only 3 in stock.

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    Salvia taraxacifolia - Dandelion Leaf Sage

    Salvia taraxacifolia - Dandelion Leaf Sage

    Available March to September only.

    Only 5 in stock.

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