Your Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty.
 You are here    Flowers by the Sea / Categories / Salvias by Culture
Salvias by Culture
Salvias by Culture

Every garden is different, but there are some common niches that need to be filled: dry regions, shady spots or full sun areas.

Being one of the most diverse group of flowering plants, the genus Salvia has members that will grow almost everywhere. Sun or shade, warm or cool, moist or dry, tall or short - here we list the Sages we grow in groups by their cultural needs.

Every garden varies based on regional growing conditions, such as average temperatures, days of sunshine and amount of rainfall. Gardens also contains microclimates, which may be caused by variations within a yard due to landscaping, building structures, proximity to heavily trafficked roadways or nearby natural formations, such as lakes.

However, common cultural challenges include drought or an abundance of rainfall and lots of shade or sun. Some type of Salvia usually can come to the rescue. Being one of the most diverse groups of flowering plants in the world, the Salvia genus contains species to meet a wide variety of needs. There are kinds that can thrive in sun or shade, warm or cool environments, moist or dry soils. Most Salvias have one common sticking point, and that is the need for good soil drainage.

The sages in this list are divided into groups by cultural needs such as sunlight, moisture, heat and shade. If you have questions about gardening in your region or microclimates in your yard, please contact us and we'll help.

Would you like to see other Categories here?  Contact us and let us know!

Full Sun
394 Plants
Partial Shade
350 Plants
Full Shade
87 Plants
Heat Loving
201 Plants
Drought Tolerant
214 Plants
Moisture Loving
70 Plants

No products in this category

Have questions?
Contact us
Contact us
Ask Mr Sage is one of the most popular categories in our Everything Salvias blog. Here are a few of the latest posts:
Ask Mr. Sage: Why Do Back-in-Stock Plants Disappear?:

When FBTS plants are out of stock, customers have the option of receiving email notification when they are available again. But a back-in-stock alert doesn't indicate the...

Ask Mr Sage: What Kind of Plant Is a Clone?:

It's helpful to understand botanical terminology such as clone, variety, and cultivar. Mr. Sage explains what the three words mean and how the processes of cloning and plant development...

Ask Mr. Sage: What Tropical Sage Should I Select?:

Selecting the right types of Tropical Sage (Salvia coccinea) can be confusing when viewing them in a catalog and seeing similar flower colors. Yet they may differ in cultivation needs,...

Ask Mr. Sage: How to Buy Salvia Alert Plants:

Competition to buy unusual, limited-supply Salvias through the FBTS Salvia Alert newsletter can be fierce and frustrating. Mr. Sage offers tips for succeeding through patience and...

Ask Mr. Sage: Which Milkweed Is Right for My Garden?:

Although America has many native milkweeds, choosing the right one for your garden partly depends on plant and seed availability. Limitations sometimes cause gardeners to select nonnative Tropical...