Perennial herb to about 1 m tall. Leaves elliptic, to about 6 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, prominently veined, glossy and hairless. Flowers on long, wiry stems, each verticillaster of 2-6 flowers. Corolla to 2 cm long, magenta, hairy; year round.
Source: (2002). Salvia. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.