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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My order for S. greggii alba x dorisiana, S. Amistad and S. x Electric Purple arrived yesterday afternoon in excellent condition with approx. 11", 18" and 8" of growth respectively, not including blooms on Elec. Purple. (These plants are much larger and healthier looking than what I could purchase from local growers and therefore to me are worth the shipping cost.) I put them out to harden sh...
— Deborah Garcia
It's too soon to evaluate my new agastache plants as mature plants. What I can say is that they arrived promptly and in great condition, are all planted and blooming, even as young as they are. I love your website, and your detailed information on so many varieties of sages and Agastache. Thank you for the follow-up. I will most likely order more from you as I get more areas of the garden ...
I am a recent convert to being a salvia lover and I must say I LOVE browsing through the FBTS website which is wonderfully organized. You make it so easy to order, too. My first order arrived on time just a few weeks ago and I was really impressed with the packaging and the quality and size of the plants that were sent to me. Now it's up to me to keep them growing and thriving. I just placed an...
— Joanne Paine
Amazing selection of Salvias! Great prices. Beautiful, healthy plants! What a treat to have such a wonderful nursery!
We were very impressed with the great condition of the Salvias when they arrived after being shipped to Alabama from California. They looked very green and strong. We followed FBTS's planting instructions and the results have been excellent! FBTS's Salvias have grown really well with beautiful flowers that have drawn butterflies and hummingbirds. Even though our area has received much less than...
— Emil Kunze
I ordered 3 of the Salvia x Greggii (Rasberry Delight) and 2 of Salvia Coahuilensis. All arrived at the time promised. As recommended,I set them under a tree to recover from a 7 days journey to the east coast. They were planted in the ground about 10 days later and all are doing very well. I`m expecting flower buds within the next couple of weeks. I would recommend express mail for future purc...
FBTS is a valuable gem I discovered and could not be more pleased. My first delivery was not in good shape at all due to being out of town when delivered and they were packaged too long. However, the owner made the effort to satisfy his customer by replacing the plants and sending me a bonus plant. Now in this day and age it is rare to find a company willing to go the extra mile but they sure ...
— A. Miller
Flowers arrived in great condition, and much larger than expected. I have looked for both plants for a very long time and had just about given up hope of finding them. I am so pleased with the plants, condition and service, that I cannot say enough. I have become a life-long customer. Thanks so much.
— Kay Northern
We ordered 15 plants. All arrived in excellent condition. If our local nurseries offered these plants, which they don't, 14 of the 15 would have already been in 2-gallon or larger containers and priced considerably higher. These are by far the best-grown, healthiest, and largest Salvias we've ever received in a shipment, from anyone.
— Louis Fry
This is my second year purchasing plants from Flowers by the Sea. Again, it was a great experience. My order came as promised, packed well, and the plants are great. Can't wait til the hummingbirds come visiting, just like they did last year.