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.
Loved the fullness of the plants, they looked healthy, but about half were VERY root bound. We had to transplant them very shortly after they arrived. Some are now planted out and we will watch to see their development. We liked the plants, but if/when we purchase additional plants we would...
All I can say about this one is Great!! Great! Great!! This is a must have every spring for my garden. Thanks for growing it...
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.
I just received my first order from FBTS and I could not be more pleased. The plants have traveled into our North Carolina 98-96 degree weather for 2-3 days and they look as fresh as they would have if I'd bought them locally! Will definitely share the info with family and friends.
This is a fabulous plant for hummingbirds. They won't eat anything else! It has a very long blooming season!
Very happy with purchase.
Plants arrived well pack and in good health. I would order again from this company and would also recommend them.
What beautiful plants! They are already blooming, and are just doing great. We will definitely buy from Flowers by the Sea again.
I'm really glad that I ordered from Flowers by the Sea, the shipment came when promised and the plants were in excellent shape. Both plants were healthy looking and acclimated to my climate within a day or two. The selection of sages was numerous and there was enough information on the website...
I ordered black and blue back in April and was exceptionally pleased with the plants and the care taken in the packaging. The plants are thriving here in eastern NC and the hummingbirds love them. Thanks and I will keep you in mind next spring or maybe sooner.