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.
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Plants were very well packed, and arrived healthy. I planted them last month and they are blooming and looking beautiful!
Impressed with the prompt and friendly service. Plants received in good healthy condition.
Am enjoying the growing process and looking forward to the beautiful blooms.
Plants looked very good at very reasonable prices.
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the recent set of 5 flowers are doing well.
It is cool in the desert ... under 90.
flowers purchased previously did not like temps above 90. As soon as it cooled off .... they started blooming again.
My neighbor alerted me to this nursery in California that had salvias ideal for southeast Arizona. The plants arrived in slightly larger than normal tubes but the plants were gallon size in terms of their growth with some pushing 2 feet. I ordered hard to find more frost hardy pine forest...
I am always happy with your plants and look forward to their arrival every year! Your plants arrive healthy and strong and ready to grow and flower for me here in Long Islsnd. No one has the selection you have or the care of the plants you can see in every pinch to promote branching and the nice...
I have purchased over 20 Salvias this year to build a hummingbird garden here in South Jersey zone 7. I have purchased many plants online for several years, but this was the first time from FBTS. The prices are great, especially considering the size and the health of the plants I received. I'm...
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...