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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 455 Salvia / Sage varieties and species - truly something for every garden need. And to round out your plantings, we have some 130 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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  • 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 x 'Alegria Dark Pink'

      Salvia x 'Alegría' or Joy Sage, is one of the most vigorous new plants at Flowers by the Sea.  It is a South American introduction from Roland Uria, an agronomy professor and plant researcher from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. This select clone is a deep burgundy pink shade.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Salvia x 'Alegria Light Pink'

      Salvia x 'Alegría' or Joy Sage, is one of the most vigorous new plants at Flowers by the Sea.  It is a South American introduction from Roland Uria, an agronomy professor and plant researcher from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. This select clone is a soft light pink shade.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • 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.

      $10.50
       

      New!
    • Salvia amplexicaulis

      (Stem Clasping Violet Sage)Like a candelabra lit up with whorls of violet blossoms, the erect, branching flower spikes of Salvia amplexicaulis make this native of Southeastern Europe shine. On the Grecian island of Thassos, it brightens areas near the beach.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Salvia mexicana 'Queretaro'

      (Querétaro Mexican Sage) Pump it up! Salvia mexicana 'Querétaro' is a Limelight Mexican Sage on steroids -- much larger all over and more vigorous. Honeybees and hummingbirds love its deep violet-blue flowers.
      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Salvia pratensis 'Lapis Lazuli'

      (Lapis Lazuli Meadow Sage) Ethereal, lilac-pink, parrot-shaped blossoms abound on the tall flower spikes of this Salvia pratensis cultivar. So don’t expect a blue as the name indicates, but do expect great beauty during summer bloom time.
      $9.50
       

      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 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 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
       

    • Anthemis sancti-johannis

      (St. John's Chamomile) June 24 is mid-summer and the day of the ancient summer solstice festival, a feast day which Roman Catholics eventually dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It's also peak bloom time in Europe for the bright orange flowers of the Bulgarian native Anthemis sancti-johannis or St. John's Chamomile.

      $9.00
       

      New!
    • Arisaema fargesii

      (Farges's Cobra Lily) Arisaema fargessii lends a fairytale look to a damp woodland garden. Its large white and dark purple striped bract -- called a spathe -- curves over the plant's infloresence, a finger-like structure called a spadix.

      $15.00
       

      New!
    • Arisaema ciliatum

      (Himalayan Cobra Lily) Although significantly shorter than Arisaema consanguineum, this woodland species also has radial leaves like the spokes in an umbrella. We offer you well-established clumps that will reward you by blooming the first year you plant them.

      $17.00
       

      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
       

      New!
    • 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
       

    • 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
       

      New!
    • Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow'

      (Variegated Japanese Woodland Sage) Irregular white margins surrounding deep green make the triangular leaves of this fine Japanese forest sage lighten the shade. In fall, pale yellow flowers add to the standout effect.
      $9.50
       

    • Anisacanthus wrightii 'Pumpkin Orange'

      (Orange Texas Firecracker) Hummingbirds and butterflies will thank you with frequent visits if you add this long-blooming plant to your wildlife garden. Its clear, pumpkin-orange trumpet-type flowers with long, narrow petals are wells of delicious nectar.

      $9.50
       

      New!
    • Calceolaria integrifolia 'Kentish Hero'

      (Kentish Hero Pouch Flower) Do you like orange flowers? How about orange flowers that look like balloons - lots and lots of balloons? If you say, "Yes", then you will love this sun-to-shade perennial that is a perfect companion to Summer blooming Salvias.

      $9.50
       

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    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 3 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 5 in stock.

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    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 4 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 raymondii ssp. mairanae - Bolivian Mountain Sage

    Salvia raymondii ssp. mairanae - Bolivian Mountain Sage

    Available April to July only.

    Only 5 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 9 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 5 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 2 in stock.

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    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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