scarlet sage


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Related to scarlet sage: Salvia coccinea

scarlet sage

n.
Either of two salvias, Salvia splendens of Brazil or S. coccinea of tropical and subtropical America, cultivated for their long racemes of showy scarlet flowers.

scar′let sage′


n.
a Brazilian shrub, Salviasplendens, of the mint family, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped scarlet flowers.
[1905–10]
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For red choose from annual phlox, celosia, dahlia, flowering tobacco (Nicotiana), geranium, petunia, Salvia coccinea, or scarlet sage.
commission At the Scarlet Sage by young Finnish composer Uljas Pulkkis (the first of two offerings by Oramo's compatriots).