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.
FBTS provides detailed plant descriptions making selection decisions easy. The site is well organized so that selection can be made using categories to choose plants that fit your garden/habitat needs. Good healthy plants with strong roots. Good shipping practices. Plants arrived in excellent...
I received my order at the time I was told I would get them. They were good after 7 days in shipping, a little dry but they have be growing just fine. I can't wait to see them bloom.
My first order with FBTS was great except for one plant that was weak from the get-go... however all the other plants were in acceptable shape (however a little more pot-bound than I would normally find desirable) they did survive and are flourishing! Upon submitting my issue with this one...
Michael B Stewart
My plants were mailed on a Monday and arrived on Friday. They were all in very good shape. I let them rest for a couple of days before planting in order to acclimate to the outside conditions. They have all done very well and are starting to grow.
I have been gardening since childhood and I've ordered thousands of plants in that time. Your plants take the cake and the rake! I am sooooo impressed with the size, the health, the packing, and the communication from you! Astounding, gracious, GENEROUS, and unbelievable!!! You guys TOP the list...
Careful attention to detail wins my loyalty. The plants arrived in flawless condition. Their wrapping paper still damp!!!! The plants them selves are hearty and healthy. I love exploring the world of salvias in my challenging environment.
My plants arrived yesterday and they are perfect. It's been quite depressing around here lately due to the Covdid-19 outbreak and my state being on lock down, but when I received the shipment and unwrapped the plants I felt a burst of pure JOY! I’m so looking forward to planting them in my...
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All of the plants that I received are among the best sent by any vendor! They arrived incredibly full, intact and with blooms. For hard-to-find plants, FBTS is worth the price and shipping.
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...