scarlet sage


: a salvia (Salvia splendens) of Brazil that is widely cultivated for its long racemes of typically scarlet flowers
also : a related salvia (S. coccinea) of tropical and subtropical America

Examples of scarlet sage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Full sun Soil Type: Well-draining Soil pH: 5.5-6.5 (slightly acidic) Salvia is a huge genus of plants that includes annuals like scarlet sage and perennials like Russian sage; some start to bloom in spring and others later in summer. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 14 Feb. 2024 Salvia coccinea, also called scarlet sage, is a self-seeding perennial with red flowers that grows in both sun and the shade. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Sep. 2022 Native landscaping, including gamma grass and scarlet sage, lines the pedestrian areas, with the periodic monarch butterfly landing for a rest (a butterfly gardena also made its way into the plans). Jesse Scott, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scarlet sage was in 1863

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“Scarlet sage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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