Perennial herb 0.5-1 m tall, sometimes treated as an annual. Leaves mostly more or less ovate,mostly 4 cm long, 2 cm wide,margin with a few cuts, hairy, stalked or not. Flowers grouped in pairs in long, branched clusters. Corolla about 2.5 cm long with a gaping mouth, generally a remarkable bright clear blue; summer to autumn.
Short plant, usually with clear blue flowers.
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.