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.
I just received my 1st order of plants and I am thrilled by the condition and by the quick delivery time. Spectacular service.May I suggest that you include your excellent print out on after- care of plants upon receipt with orders.
— Carol Terry
Lovely salvia plants, two out of three of them extra lush, and very well packaged!
— Marcy S.
I purchased an order of 30 salvias, milkweeds and agastache from FBTS. The plants were packaged well and arrived large and healthy, with the exception of two plants whose branches had snapped during shipping. The plants that were not damaged in shipping were surprisingly large, with the largest being about a foot tall and eight inches wide, and had healthy roots and leaves.
— Saumitra Kelkar
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
Thank you for the extra time and care in making sure that the plants arrived in excellent condition. The vigorous roots of each plant readily lend themselves to organic inoculants (mycorrhizae) and soil amendments (compost). Just by observing them in pots, it is my novice opinion that the xeric nature of some of the shipment might be tempered by digging an extra deep/wide planting hole for i...
— Jimmy Brooks
This spring I ordered from 5 different plant sites. FBTS was by far the best. The plants were larger and better branched. Your packaging was superb! Each plant was still moist around its roots and the dirt was held in each pot so none was shaken loose. Your service is the best! Thanks.
— Linda DeRoze
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
Plants arrived in beautiful condition. After a few weeks in the ground the salvias are thriving, blooming and attacking hummingbirds.
— Joyce Stansell-Wong
I have ordered twice this season from Flowers By The Sea, and have received excellent plants and service.The salvias and cupheas I ordered were healthy and good sized. I do not mind paying shipping from California if the plants are worth it.What a selection of salvias! The "Big Swing" I bought in June is already three feet tall and is sending out spikes. A fine nursery with high standards.
— elizabeth sprague
Everything was packed beautifully and is settling in well in Portland. Very happy with several healthy plants, and they arrived quickly. Thanks!