This is our product-filtering list to use when searching for plants. It doesn't take long to get the hang of it. Once you do, it makes the process of finding plants for your garden conditions easier and faster. The product filters allow plant identification by the following traits:
Winter coldness of your zone
Sun exposure of the site where you want to plant
Mature plant height and width desired,
Type of soil in your growing area and
Water requirements, such as whether you need drought tolerant plants.
Each trait filter offers a variety of selections, such as multiple kinds of soil from which to choose in the soil-type filter.
Here are the steps for using our product filters:
Select a category from the Plant Category Menu, which is at the top of each FBTS website page.
When the new page opens, notice whether a further breakdown of the category appears, as in the Salvias by Color category. If there is a further breakdown, select one of the choices. The results will appear on the new page that opens, and the product filter list will appear beneath the Plant Category Index.
Also note that for some plant categories, such as Hummingbird Plants and Plectranthus, the product filter list appears as soon as you open the category page due to there being no further breakdown of the category.
Be aware that the product filters will also appear if you enter a species name or other search term in the website search window.
Look at the number in parentheses that follows each selection in a trait filter. These numbers represent quantities. For example, if you are searching in the Salvias by Use index category for the option of Great Foliage, you'll see that the majority of our plants with handsome foliage need average watering.
Narrow your search by selecting perhaps two filters and clicking on one choice in each that matches your growing conditions.
Review the plants remaining in the description queue to the right of the filter list. Then carefully read the descriptions before selecting plants to add to your shopping cart.
One final note: You can clear the filters at any time by clicking on the Remove Filters button at the top of your plant queue. The list of filters and the queue of plants will reset so you can search again from a different perspective.
Salvias come in many colors: blue, red, purple, orange, pink, yellow, white, green and brown. And a few with multicolored flowers. For your convenience in designing your garden, we offer our plants here grouped by flower color.
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.
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
My plants arrived quickly and they were in excellent health. So far, they are doing well in my yard despite the unusually dry weather we've had on the Monterey Peninsula this winter. I will definitely order from fbts again!
— S. Morrow
I recently received my first order of salvias from Flowers by the Sea. The plants were immaculately packaged. All the salvias had well developed root systems without being potbound. Despite their long journey they have a recovered quickly. I am very reliant on specialist mail order plant nurseries due to my location and this is one of the best I have ever used! I will definitely rely on them ag...
— Cindy Evans
I found the website very helpful and the descriptions were very good. It made me feel comfortable ordering and assisted my garden layout. The shipping policy was very clear, it allowed me to select when I wanted the plants to ship, again allowing me to plan. When the plants arrived it was very clear that professionals packed my plants, because they were all wrapped very well and packaged so p...
— Laura Kueny
Ordering from Flowers by the Sea has been easy and efficient. All the plants I have received have thrived with minimal effort. They are a valuable source for new and interesting salvias as well as hard to find regulars. I would definitely recommend and use them again.
— Linda Rubio
My neighbor alerted me to this nursery in California that had salvias ideal for southeast Arizona. The plants arrived in slightly larger than normal tubes but the plants were gallon size in terms of their growth with some pushing 2 feet. I ordered hard to find more frost hardy pine forest salvias with hopes they will take the 20s down here. Plants were well packed and arrived 2 days after be...
— Art Douglas
Just received my 3 Plectranthus Mona Lavender and I was amazed at the more than excellent packing. What surprised me the most was that it was in transit for 7 days from California to Florida. I expected them to be somewhat droopy, but immediately out of the box they are healthy, beautiful, not dried out at all and have great color. This is the best care I have seen from a plant mail order co...
— Marsha Carbaugh
I am very happy with my experience with Flowers by the Sea. Ordering was easy and the plants arrived in great shape. Thank you!
— Cheryl Dodes
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
The plant was packaged real well. It came alive without any wilted leaves. Now in a pot and surviving. Love it, can't wait until it gets bigger.