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.
Ordered a dozen assorted salvia, all arrived in great shape, plus the website has plenty if guidNce for where to site the plants and how to care for. Great company's, gorgeous plants, great packing job. So excited for these new additions to my garden.
Everything arrived quickly and in very good shape. I did get a surprise with my Torch Lillies, a little lizard. I hope he wasn't too traumatized by his trip.
Susan A Klein
Was more than satisfied with my well packed and large plants delivered on time. Healthy and in bud and in flower.Pleasure dealing with you.
The salvias arrived in great condition. Than you!
I am 81 years old and have cultivated rhododendrons, camellias, dwarf conifers, etc. for over 50 years. During that time I have come to know many excellent growers and nurserymen. I have never encountered anything comparable to fbts!! That Kermit and Vikki Carter provide an outstanding selection...
Once again I received a fine shipment of Salvias from you folks. Your quality is superb! I always know that
your plants with have sufficient maturity when I received them that allow me to plant them and enjoy their
beauty. I also appreciate your policy of combining orders to save...
I received my second order of great looking plants - they were sent on Monday and didn't arrive until Friday - only slightly limp; I said \"great looking\" because they were thick, bushy and very healthy looking.
I recently purchased two Black Sage plants from FBTS. For me it was \"biting the bullet\" to order them. Starting Black Sage can be difficult and I decided to purchase plants instead. For the price plus shipping I was expecting to get a couple of small starter plants in 3\" pots. The day the...
Kermit Carter at Flowers By The Sea is totally in a class by himself ! I have been a avid \"grower\" for 55 of my 81 years, always pursuing knowledge from nurserymen and growers. The CA drought took me to fbts, because azaleas, camellias, and rhododendrons are no longer in vogue! The several...
Just wanted to say that the plants offered from Flowers By The Sea are "top shelf" material.As a former professional Grower of over 30 years, I can attest to their quality.Not only quality but the size of their 3.5 inch plants that they ship simply amazes me.I have ordered from several...