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.
Hummers Love this plant! Always working ea. flower. Buy several as will keep hummers in your yard longer. Need some shade n our Denton, Texas hot heat. Blue flowers & light green leaves are beautiful! Does well in large containers.
The Salvia reglas and S. scordifolias that you sent are wonderful! They're in the ground and looking happy. You guys are a bit pricey (shipping?), but the plants are robust, and their rarity in the trade makes it worth it, as does your sage advice on planting in my particular climate. Too many of your competitors send runts in tiny pots at lousy planting times for Houston (zone 9a). Please ...
— dave sherron
Very satisfying service. Plants arrived as promised, though one was damaged. I notified fbts and received a refund. Plants are doing well, as they were healthy and we followed the complete and understandable instructions for preparation and planting. Many thanks. I have recommended this company to others.
— Carol Sherrill
I have found FBTS to be a very good experience so far. Very helpful on the phone in answering my questions. Not sure yet how my plants will fare, but if they do not do well it will most likely be my errors! Plants look great so far!!
I live in NY and wanted to try my hand at growing California salvias. Flowers by the Sea had so many of the plants I wanted and more. I am currently growing 10 different varieties and they are doing great. Whenever I had any questions about growing tips and such FBTS always tried their best to guide me in the right direction. As long as I can keep growing these plants in this zone I will al...
— Barnaby Black
I have been ordering plants from Flowers by The Sea for three years. I have received over 200 plants in that period, and they have always been healthy, clean, great looking plants. I usually get my plants on Tuesday and each Tuesday it feels like Christmas. Opening the carefully packed box and unwrapping each plant, I feel like a kid, getting just what I wanted and expected. After you put th...
— David Holland
I have ordered plants from FBTS for the last 4 years, 17 plants in spring 2014. They are the most impressive plants in health and size that I have received from any mail order company. These are not little cuttings, but rather large bushy plants, typically 8-10 or more inches tall, full of buds and sometimes already blooming. They take off when planted. The varieties are as described on the we...
— Leslie MacGregor Levine
We were very happy with the plants we ordered. We followed yoyr instructions and the plants are doing well
— Michael Meiser
Yesterday afternoon another delivery of FBTS plants arrived. They looked beautiful right out of the box. This is the fourth time I've ordered from you this year, and each and every plant was in great shape, ready to grow and bloom (except for the two that the gophers ate -- now I plant in gopher-proof planting baskets). This time, two of the plants were actually in bloom, and the shipping wa...
— Mary Jo Ballator
I received my first order of salvias from FBTS this year. The quality of their plants far exceeds that of any other mail order source that I have used......and believe me, I do a ton of plants by mail order!!!!Packing was excellent and not as annoying as some places that use multiple rubber bands to hold things together!!! FBTS will be my first place to search for salvias now!Vicky
— Vicky Krost
Kermit Carter at Flowers By The Sea is totally in a class by himself ! I have been a avid "grower" for 55 of my 81 years, always pursuing knowledge from nurserymen and growers. The CA drought took me to fbts, because azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons are no longer in vogue! The several hundred dollars worth of plants that Kermit has sent to me have been in exceptional condition, many rea...