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.
I received my most recent shipment last week. I'm always amazed to see how fresh and fluffy the plants arrive. I always have excellent results with your plants. The quality is delightful. Thankyou for such good service.
Very well grown healthy plants. The best mail order plants I have received from numerous growers. For the size of the plants they were priced appropriately.
I have ordered twice now from Flowers by the Sea. Both times the plants have been some of the best I have ever received by mail order and I have used several vendors. I like to attach hummingbirds to the garden and have never a selection that had so many choices.
Lovely salvia plants, two out of three of them extra lush, and very well packaged!
I am always so pleased with the plant orders I receive from you. Considering you
are shipping from the west coast to the east coast, it is remarkable the plants
arrive in such good condition. They always are also very healthy looking. Thanks
so much for the wonderful Salvias you grow and provide.
Have been ordering plants for 3 years and have never received an improperly packaged plant or had a plant die. Love their instructions and information about each plant. Have had to call on two occasions and talked to a real person who answered my questions. Love their website.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love my Echium 'blue steeple'! I received the plants healthy and ready to transplant. I will definitely be a repeat customer...
This nursery should be the model for every other nursery. The plants they send are large, healthy, and ready to be planted after only a couple of days of recovery from shipping.
There are so many ways in which their web site lets you find suitable plants for your garden. FBTS has species and...
Mary Jo Ballator
I am very happy with my experience with Flowers by the Sea. Ordering was easy and the plants arrived in great shape. Thank you!
I've been gardening for hummingbirds for the past 30+ years. Since my needs are so specific (and I live in an area where most of the best hummer attractants do not), I've used mail order suppliers almost exclusively. My choices have worked over the years - especially in 2005 when we were visited...