This is our product-filtering list to use when searching for plants. It doesn't take long to get the hang of it. Once you do, it makes the process of finding plants for your garden conditions easier and faster. The product filters allow plant identification by the following traits:
Winter coldness of your zone
Sun exposure of the site where you want to plant
Mature plant height and width desired,
Type of soil in your growing area and
Water requirements, such as whether you need drought tolerant plants.
Each trait filter offers a variety of selections, such as multiple kinds of soil from which to choose in the soil-type filter.
Here are the steps for using our product filters:
Select a category from the Plant Category Menu, which is at the top of each FBTS website page.
When the new page opens, notice whether a further breakdown of the category appears, as in the Salvias by Color category. If there is a further breakdown, select one of the choices. The results will appear on the new page that opens, and the product filter list will appear beneath the Plant Category Index.
Also note that for some plant categories, such as Hummingbird Plants and Plectranthus, the product filter list appears as soon as you open the category page due to there being no further breakdown of the category.
Be aware that the product filters will also appear if you enter a species name or other search term in the website search window.
Look at the number in parentheses that follows each selection in a trait filter. These numbers represent quantities. For example, if you are searching in the Salvias by Use index category for the option of Great Foliage, you'll see that the majority of our plants with handsome foliage need average watering.
Narrow your search by selecting perhaps two filters and clicking on one choice in each that matches your growing conditions.
Review the plants remaining in the description queue to the right of the filter list. Then carefully read the descriptions before selecting plants to add to your shopping cart.
One final note: You can clear the filters at any time by clicking on the Remove Filters button at the top of your plant queue. The list of filters and the queue of plants will reset so you can search again from a different perspective.
Salvias come in many colors: blue, red, purple, orange, pink, yellow, white, green and brown. And a few with multicolored flowers. For your convenience in designing your garden, we offer our plants here grouped by flower color.
The plants that Vicki and Kermit sent are amazing in their size and health! The shipping costs are high, and there must be a way to change the packaging. Still, if you want plants that are not available elsewhere, then you get the best from the Carters. Dave Sherron in Houston
— dave sherron
I received my first order of salvias from FBTS this year. The quality of their plants far exceeds that of any other mail order source that I have used......and believe me, I do a ton of plants by mail order!!!!Packing was excellent and not as annoying as some places that use multiple rubber bands to hold things together!!! FBTS will be my first place to search for salvias now!Vicky
— Vicky Krost
I received an invitation to comment on the salvia arizonica that I planted this fall. Normally, I decline opportunities to review products or services. FBTS is different. The salvia arizonica , salvia ultraviolet, salvia pozo blue, Furman's salvia greggii, salvia marine blue, and salvia darcyi were all received in excellent condition in the Texas panhandle through the brutal 2016 summer an...
— Charles V Hughes
I have ordered twice this season from Flowers By The Sea, and have received excellent plants and service.The salvias and cupheas I ordered were healthy and good sized. I do not mind paying shipping from California if the plants are worth it.What a selection of salvias! The "Big Swing" I bought in June is already three feet tall and is sending out spikes. A fine nursery with high standards.
— elizabeth sprague
As I have said before your plants arrive in beautiful condition with great root systems and are growing nicely. My only suggestion? Better estimation of the ultimate dimensions of the plants. I realize this will vary greatly depending on the quality of the soil but 2 examples that stand out from my orders: 1) S. Blue Ensign---the website said 3'h x 2'w, the plastic plant identifier says 4'h x 4...
— Linda DeRoze
Truly one of the most rewarding nursery orders I have placed. When the plants arrived, they looked like they had been lovingly cared for, not just watered. The two plants I ordered are doing well. The Heatwave Glimmer is my favorite. What an exceptionally beautiful plant. And a fast grower. I placed in a container and it filled out in a couple of weeks. The petals are like velvet and the stem a...
The plants I received yesterday arrived in great shape, thanks for the extra care you took in packing! I've purchased quite a few salvias recently but can't comment much on any of them yet as they're all too new. I'm trying a variety and excited to see if they all survive the winter here in Portland, Oregon. Thanks again.
— Janice Watanabe
I live in the Phoenix area and someone recommended Salvia Amistad, a relatively new and rare plant, to me. Searching for it I was able to find it online at Flowers by the Sea. I was a bit reluctant to order plants by mail, but figured I'd give it a whirl. The plants arrived wrapped in a flat box, each wrapped in packing paper and slightly damp. The Amistads (I also got some Wendy's wish) s...
I purchased three salvias plants arrived in three days in St Louis Mo planted same and they are growing great, new growth plants in great shape, healthy good size. Thank you fbys. Francis
— Francis Holster
JUST LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I RECEIVED THE SALVIAS I ORDER THE NEXT DAY AFTER YOU SHIPPED THEM. THE NINE PLANTS THAT I ORDER WERE IN GOOD SHAPE PLUS THE FREE ONE THAT YOU GAVE ME.SINCE THEY WERE MOIST I LET THEM REST OVER NIGHT AND PLANTED THEM IN GALLON CANS.THE NEXT DAY AND THEY LOOK GOOD.I WILL BE ORDERING FROM YOU AGAIN. VIRGINIA