Herbaceous perennial to about 0.5 m tall. Basal rosette leaves lyre-shaped, with dark markings, deeply cut, narrowed at the base; margin wavy. Flowers in whorls of 3-10. Corolla tube 2-3 cm long, lilac or purple; summer.
Lyre-shaped basal leaves with dark markings.
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.