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Mr. Sage

The genus Salvia is our specialty, and we have the largest selection in the United States. We currently offer Salvia species, hybrids and varieties - along with numerous outstanding hummingbird, butterfly and bee plants. Our focus is on plants for pollinators.

Each and every one has been extensively tested & evaluated before we list them here. We're proud of the quality of what we grow, and Unconditionally Guarantee your complete satisfaction with everything we sell.


UPS shipping rates are going up on December 20th. Ordering now will save you money for plants delivered in 2020. Read all about it here.

The last day to order plants for shipping in 2019 is Saturday, December 7th.

Just getting started with Salvias? We have just what you need - the Getting Started with Salvias page. A great way to learn about this fascinating genus.

Ordering for 2020 has begun!
Shop early for the very best selection.

Read what our customers say about our service, quality and selection.

Time for Gifts for Gardeners

Flowers by the Sea Gift Certificates are perfect gifts

Our Gift Certificates, available in any amount from $25, are great gifts for gardeners. They can be used at any time (they don't expire) and take the guesswork out of gift giving for that hard-to-know-what-to get gardener in your life. And they are delivered immediately via email - a perfect last minute gift.

What's New
Our latest introductions

We test every plant before we offer it for sale. Your success is our success. You can be confident that these new introductions are dependable garden plants." - Kermit Carter, General Manager


Change is constant in horticulture. Selecting the best new plants is daunting even in one genus, especially Salvia, which contains about 900 species of true sages worldwide. Our New Arrivals section showcases the latest sages and companions in our online catalog whether new to commercial horticulture or only to our gardens. Please contact us if you have questions or gardening experiences to share about these plants.

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(Kudos Coral Hybrid Anise Hyssop) Dense plumes of deep coral flowers are accented by mid-green foliage in this heat- and drought-tolerant favorite of pollinators. Kudos Coral is a compact, clumping, semi-dwarf variety.

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(Fashion Burgundy Sage) Pendulous deep burgundy blossoms and dark bracts attract the eye to Salvia Fashion Burgundy™. Although similar looking to an Australian Wish Sages, it is more compact than the Wishes or the Skyscraper series.

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(Van Remsen's Anise-Scented Sage) Big and beautiful, this Anise-Scented Sage grows up to 7 feet tall in rich soil and has lavender-to-purple flowers. In our garden, it blossoms from late spring to fall, attracting both honeybees and hummingbirds.

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(Hairy Sage) In 1877, J.G. Schaffner of Germany -- also known as Johann Wilhelm Schaffner -- collected the small, airy looking Salvia villosa while working as a pharmacist in the town of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
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(Elk Vermilion Tropical Sage) Tall and full of large, orange flowers, Salvia coccinea 'Vermilion' is a clonal variety developed by FBTS.

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(Elk WhiteTropical Sage) Tall and full of large, white flowers, Salvia coccinea 'Elk White ' is a clonal variety developed by FBTS.

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(Calistoga California Fuchsia) Large leaves make the hummingbird groundcover Zauschneria californica ‘Calistoga’ seem taller than it is. It has the darkest, almost-red flowers of any California Fuchsia we’ve seen.

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(Everett’s Choice California Fuchsia) Long, red-orange trumpet blossoms hang from Zauschneria californica ‘Everett’s Choice’. It’s the pendulous abundance and frilly mouths of the flowers that cause it to be likened to fuchsias.

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Ask Mr Sage is one of the most popular categories in our Everything Salvias blog. Here are a few of the latest posts:
Ask Mr. Sage: Why Do Back-in-Stock Plants Disappear?:

When FBTS plants are out of stock, customers have the option of receiving email notification when they are available again. But a back-in-stock alert doesn't indicate the...

Ask Mr Sage: What Kind of Plant Is a Clone?:

It's helpful to understand botanical terminology such as clone, variety, and cultivar. Mr. Sage explains what the three words mean and how the processes of cloning and plant development...

Ask Mr. Sage: What Tropical Sage Should I Select?:

Selecting the right types of Tropical Sage (Salvia coccinea) can be confusing when viewing them in a catalog and seeing similar flower colors. Yet they may differ in cultivation needs,...

Ask Mr. Sage: How to Buy Salvia Alert Plants:

Competition to buy unusual, limited-supply Salvias through the FBTS Salvia Alert newsletter can be fierce and frustrating. Mr. Sage offers tips for succeeding through patience and...

Ask Mr. Sage: Which Milkweed Is Right for My Garden?:

Although America has many native milkweeds, choosing the right one for your garden partly depends on plant and seed availability. Limitations sometimes cause gardeners to select nonnative Tropical...

Ask Mr. Sage: Do You Offer Free Shipping?:

Like free lunches, free shipping is a myth. Flowers by the Sea doesn't offer free shipping, because it would require increasing plant prices to cover the cost of shipping. Read more to learn...

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