Cannot have a hummingbird garden without this plant. When it is in bloom the hummers are all over it. Grows just as well in a large container as it does in the ground. Can take as much sun as you can give it and likes lots of water. Is also very easy to overwinter if you are in a colder growing zone. LOVE LOVE LOVE this plant and so glad that FBTS carries it!
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Ms. Nancy Smith
Jul 7, 2014
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Love this hummingbird magnet. Started blooming 2 days after I planted it. They aren't hardy in my area so I order enough to plant several in the garden and others for containers. One of my "must haves".
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Dec 11, 2016
Bought 4; put 2 in large pots on stands & 2 on floor next 2 stands. Hummingbirds were all over these like a kid eating "candy corn". We live n Texas- don't let them dry out. Indeed a hummingbird magnet.
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Aug 19, 2017
I purchased 4 small Cuphea sometime in June and they arrived in great condition. I have never purchased plants online so I did not have high expectations. The plants looked very healthy, but small, as I ordered. Well, to my surprise, these 4 darling plants have grown into such hardy beauties for my precious Hummingbirds. They are in a a very sunny area and do well there. I was very pleased with the excellent customer service as well. Thank you for a wonderful experience! I am looking forward to purchasing more plants next year!
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Jul 1, 2017
When I first ordered these plants they were on back order. True to their word, the company sent me an email when they were available again. They arrived on the specified date in beautiful condition. The plants were healthy and ready to be planted. They are thriving and have already been visited by hummingbirds.
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Aug 22, 2017
Grew 8 plants this yr.(2017). Pot size 16" across x 14" deep w good potting soil.Fed every 7-10 days w fertilizer 4 blooming plants. They Love plant food! Proved again 2 Myself that these R my #1 hummer favorite plants esp. during our scorching summer heat & high humidity.Get 6-10 hrs.of part sun/shade(moistly sun) even tolerates some late afternoon sun. Needs water 2-3 x a day during July/August. Hummer's feed from these more than any other plants except 4 Anisacanthus wrightii. This Cigar plant is my GO-TO Summer Plants in 100+ degree weather. I forgot 2 place rocks or bricks n bottom of pot 2 weigh it down & it toppled over during a strong thunderstorm. All plants have reached 36"+ tall. Cannot strongly suggest everyone 2 try this plant.
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The wait was longer than I expected like felt two weeks due to their shipping schedule, but it was worth it. Overall very leafy for small pots and two of the salvias are in full bloom with half a dozen flower stems since I planted them in mid June. The other one, rhythm and blue, I think it is a late bloomer. I'll consider ordering again if they survives through the winter outside.
I cannot rate this company highly enough! Wonderful web site, endless interesting varieties, excellent service, and strong, healthy plants which arrive ready to grow practically right out of the box. I wholeheartedly recommend Flowers by the Sea to all my gardening friends, and only wish I'd discovered it sooner myself.
— Mary Jo Ballator
The plants purchased from FBTS are first rate! They were healthy, and rearing to grow when I received them. Would definitely order again.
— Stacy West
Plants arrived in beautiful condition. After a few weeks in the ground the salvias are thriving, blooming and attacking hummingbirds.
— Joyce Stansell-Wong
Wow, what great plants and even better customer service. I ordered 4 plants and two of them died although I treated them all the same..might have been something stupid I did. I called and I got two new plants in less than two days! And they gave me information on how to keep the plants alive and talked me through what might have gone wrong. No fingers were pointed, which I appreciated (altho...
— Cathi Scogin
Although the plants from FBTS are smaller than you would get if you bought them in gallons, they go into the ground really well! I recently redid an area of the front yard with a combination of gallon plants from the local nursery and smaller plants from FBTS, and while almost all the plants from gallon pots look stressed and partially died back, the plants from FBTS all look happy and healthy....
— Brooke M
Dear customers, I have been purchasing from flowers by the sea for years know and I am very pleased . A great company to deal with on any issue , the customers comes first! Great job
— Terry heslin
Plants were large and healthy! I'll be ordering from them again.
— Barbara Williams
I recently received my first ever order from Flowers by the Sea and I must say, the flowers i received exceeded my expectations. After a ride all of the way from California to Michigan they were in great shape. Additionally there size showed better growth than anything you could find in a greenhouse in the same size pot. I would not hesitate ordering from them again. Dave
— Dave Hayford
I ordered Amistad Salvia mid May and was so excited to receive such healthy lush plants from California. I am in growing zone 6 Maryland. Four are in full sun and blooming like crazy as of July 1 and about 3 feet high. I have another one in a pot that only gets afternoon sun. Much smaller and is now blooming July 10th. Hummers are here. Color is an incredible vibrant deep purple blue. Wil...