scarlet sage

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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.
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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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Tender flowers such as Salvia splendens - scarlet-flowered sage - can be started off indoors this month before being moved outside later.
Saucy is a series of Salvia splendens which originated in Brazil.
Cosmos bipinnatus (Asteraceae), Salvia splendens (Lamiaceae), Zinnia elegans (Asteraceae), Leucophyllum frutescens (Scrophulariaceae), and Helianthus debilis (Asteraceae) were somewhat less suitable annuals for snail growth, resulting in snails with mean shell heights of 10 to 20 mm and snail masses of 0.3 to 2 g.
Summer scarlet: red canna flowers and, right, salvia splendens
Salvia splendens es nativa del sureste de Brasil, pero fue introducida por primera vez a la horticultura europea en el siglo XIX y hoy es cultivada como ornamental en regiones tropica les y templadas de todo el mundo.
A qualidade da luz (branca, vermelha, vermelho-extrema e escuro) nao afetou a germinacao de sementes de Salvia splendens Sellow na primeira contagem da germinacao, porem, a 15[degrees]C, a porcentagem foi zero e a 25[degrees]C a porcentagem maxima foi de 63% (MENEZES et al., 2004).
The effect of various combinations of plant growth regulators (PGRs) and explant types on the callus induction and plant regeneration of Salvia splendens Ker-Gawl was investigated.
They so surpass the brash scarlet Salvia splendens, for instance 'Red Arrows', which is exploited for bedding.