Evergreen shrub to 1 m tall. Leaves more or less ovate to oblong, often wavy-edged, sometimes dissected, white-hairy below, rough, stalked. Flower clusters in terminal whorls of 6-10 flowers. Corolla to about 2.5 cm long, white, pink or violet; spring to summer.
Canary Islands, Mediterranean
Also grown for its medicinal and culinary properties akin to those of S. officinalis; source of a herbal tea.
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.