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 was extremely impressed by the quality and condition of the plants that I received shipped from Flowers by the Sea. They were very carefully wrapped, the soil was moist and they were in impeccable condition. I would definitely order from them again!
I was quite impressed with the packaging of my plants and that they arrived so fresh & the soil still moist. I am excited to see how they'll grow for me.
This was my first experience with ordering plants from Flowers by the Sea. Exceptional service and attention to packing /shipping detail and follow-up, from Flowers by the Sea. Timely receipt of plants that were in very good condition. I planted them here in North Carolina a couple days after...
Gardner in North Carolina
the salvias I ordered were the most robust and healthy looking plants I have ever seen. I especially liked the hardening off and planting guidelines and tips. unfortunately work called me away for a week and the plants weathered a week of brutal Georgia heat, humidity and drought unattended. when...
All four Salvias arrived in excellent condition. Set out immediately and noticed great root structure in all as I removed from pot. Set out in fall in Texas. First freeze scheduled for week of 11-12-14. Mulched well. Crossing fingers. NH
Thanks for the fast service, and the very healthy plants. I've had them about a month now and they are doing very well. I sat outside for awhile yesterday and a hummingbird flew into my little flower garden, straight to the 7-up plant I got from you. She went from flower to flower all over that...
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
Having a blast learning about salvias, reviewing, ordering and planting. Being recently retired, Flowers by The Sea has been a great source for the plants and keeps me out of the house... Thank you FBTS...
I'm very impressed with the quality of you're plants. The five or six I've ordered the past two years are thriving . I will continue to order from you as long as I have room in my garden. Just a great website to have discovered ! Thanks, Spencer
Ordered 4 plants during a recent sale. They arrived as scheduled, securely packed, and very healthy looking. Not even two weeks later they are putting out new growth. Can't wait to se how they bloom next season.