Perennial shrub to over 3 m tall. Leaves more or less broadly ovate, to 10 cm long, cordate, pointed, stalked, margin shallowly cut. Flowers in open terminal clusters to about 16 cm long, verticillasters each of about 6-10 flowers; late summer to winter. Corolla tube to 3 cm long, blue to deep purple.
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.