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scarlet sage

a tender shrub, Salvia splendens, of Brazil, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped scarlet flowers.
Origin of scarlet sage
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Against the vivid green of the grass, scarlet sage flaunted its gorgeous color in carefully laid out bed or border.

  • Masses of scarlet sage and cannas grew near the house, while at the rear a white-washed fence gleamed white.

  • Molly's porch boxes are filled with nasturtiums and petunias, and on each side of the steps are beds of scarlet sage.

  • It was the day of her miracle, and against the splendour of the scarlet sage, she shone with an unforgettable radiance.

    Life and Gabriella Ellen Glasgow
  • In the well-kept gardens across the way, scarlet sage and cosmos, asters and dahlias made riots of color.

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Salvia, or scarlet sage, looks well in wide borders, or near the underpinning of the house.

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