FBTS uses a formula based on the main -- or primary -- color of a plant's flowers to identify similar plants. The foundation of our analysis is the internationally standardized color system published by the U.K.'s Royal Horticultural Society.
Each RHS color has a common name and a code combining a number and a letter from A to D. Immediate family of a color share the same number, but not necessarily the same common name. For example RHS#44A is Vivid Red, whereas RHS#44B and #44C are both commonly called Vivid Reddish Orange and #44D is Strong Yellowish Pink. Moving up one closely related color set, you find Vivid Reddish Orange RHS#43A and #43B, Deep Yellowish Pink RHS #43C and Strong Yellowish Pink RHS #43D. Moving down one closely related family, you arrive at RHS#45A to C, all of which are called Vivid Red and then RHS #45D, which is Strong Red.
Extended family can be so confusing! Don't worry about keeping the RHS common names and codes straight. Just be aware that all the plants in this gallery are part of one big happy color family.
Received my Salvia's Clevelandii Winnifred Gillman's today, they were very well packed and much bigger specimen's than I have received from other nurseries. Customer Service was very nice and I like the idea of having Ask Mr. Sage in case of any problems. Thanks so much for getting the Salvia...
I have ordered several salvias from FBTS and they have all arrived in excellent condition and are doing well in my garden. I love the variety available and the shopping experience online makes it easy to find the plants and colors I seek.
My plants arrived in perfect condition looking healthy they were well protected and traveled well all the way from the west coast to Virginia.
What has really impressed me is as a novices Gardner there was so much information on the best planting and care of my new plants and each one...
Having a blast learning about salvias, reviewing, ordering and planting. Being recently retired, Flowers by The Sea has been a great source for the plants and keeps me out of the house... Thank you FBTS...
My salvias arrived beautifully packaged and in excellent health. I can't wait to watch them take off. Thank you Flowers by the Sea.
Flowers by the Sea is one of my favorite nurseries; buying plants from them reminds me of kennels that raise puppies in the house as family dogs until they are old enough to sell: these are well loved plants: well grown, well documented, well shipped. Pop them in the ground and stand back. I...
Since moving from Berkeley, CA to Tigard, OR in November 2017, I have purchased 18 plants from FBTS: two salvias for a small shade garden, fifteen salvias and one agastache for a full sun garden. Every one of the plants arrived in pristine condition and they are all doing splendidly. I...
FBTS was great. They let me know when my item was available. Their packaging was very plant sensitive, and the plant was healthy. I am looking forwards to spring to see it bloom
I must say my order of Scarlet Spires salvia arrived as the most beautiful plants I have ever purchased to receive through the mail. Absolutely awesome quality!
The plants arrive in great condition and have started growing without any problems.
The whole experience was very favorable. I highly recommend them.