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.
Wendy's Wish is very happy here in Central Florida. It has flourished. It has micro irrigation and morning sun. High heat 90's plus, not a problem.
Kermit and crew have always been good about suggesting plants for a particular habitat I've got in mind, and the plants have been well-grown and well-shipped. They've even gone a bit off-list to make a personal grouping selection for me. Their newsletter is very informative and interesting. I'll...
Amazing plants! At least twice the size of plants from other places. Delivery is extremely fast. Packaging of plants is unique...
I received my salvia order today. The plants look great and I can't wait to see them bloom. Loved your selection of rare salvias. Thank you.
I ordered three red sage plants from Flowers by the Sea. When they arrived, they were all healthy, thriving, extremely well-developed plants, packed with roots and quite a good size. (I live in Virginia, so they were shipped all the way across the country.) They were tenderly packed, in a large...
Diane Weber (#345039)
Plants arrived in good condition
Dug hole and planted salvias.
Weeks later had new flowers on them
Seem to be thriving.
Will be anxious to see how they look next year
Will definitely order more plants.
I first ordered from Flowers by the Sea in the spring of 2013, and have ordered from them every succeeding year since then. Their nursery stock arrives very carefully packed which reflects the care they put into to their product. The plants they send are very full and very healthy. By some...
Terry E. Czarnecki
I am a Salvia fanatic and have fell in love with this company and their amazing selection of unusual salvia. Keep them coming!!!!Colleen
My salvias arrived beautifully packaged and in excellent health. I can't wait to watch them take off. Thank you Flowers by the Sea.
I wanted to say thank you. The plants are in fantastic condition, big and healthy, and are even better than I expected. I can't get over how nice they look. I will definitely shop from you again.