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.
The plants arrived beautifully packed, in lovely condition, and I followed the very clear instructions for unpacking, getting them accustomed to the growing conditions here, hardening them off and planting them in my garden. They are doing beautifully and I love the complete descriptions of how...
Nancy Ann Page
We were very impressed with the great condition of the Salvias when they arrived after being shipped to Alabama from California. They looked very green and strong. We followed FBTS's planting instructions and the results have been excellent! FBTS's Salvias have grown really well with beautiful...
Wow! My plants arrived today, just two days after they were shipped. I was already impressed with the speedy shipping, and then I saw the condition of the plants. They are the nicest, largest, healthiest looking plants I have ever received by mail. One of them even has a flower or two on it....
Both plants arrived quickly and in healthy condition. They are growing quickly and beautifully. The one is blossoming and the hummingbirds like it. Very good value for the price and service.
What a wonderful find! Thank you Flowers By The Sea for the amazing salvia plants. I am so excited that I found your site! The plants arrived in beautiful condition. I will definitely order more salvias in the future!
I ordered two Salvia Amistad from FBTS. The plants arrived in great condition and the soil in the pots was still moist. I set them outside in partial sun to let them \"harden\" and in a couple of days replanted them in larger containers. They are flourishing and have more than tripled in size...
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.
Yesterday was like Christmas morning and Independence Day rolled into one! My plants arrived from Flowers By The Sea. As I unwrapped each carefully wrapped plant, I found myself "oohing" and "awing" as I saw each plant. I've been a customer for many years, and I will...
Everything was packed beautifully and is settling in well in Portland. Very happy with several healthy plants, and they arrived quickly. Thanks!
I just got my first order in from Flowers by the Sea. I was absolutely delighted with my flowers. They were in great shape, larger than I expected and transitioned into my garden nicely. I will be a repeat customer! Thank you!