Robert Grimm Dwarf Culinary Sage

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Wonderfully cold hardy Robert Grimm Dwarf Culinary Sage (Salvia officinalis 'Robert Grimm') makes an exceptionally savory addition to Victory Gardens. This perennial is more than pretty enough to use anywhere you want brilliant blue flowers!

The fragrant foliage is a beautifully textured silvery gray-green. Harvest your culinary sage leaves to dry and chop for rustic stews and incredible Thanksgiving stuffing!

Planting and Application:

Robert Grimm is a compact, low-growing cultivar that spreads to fill a generous area. Try it as a hard-working, dual purpose hedge that will delight you year after year!

  • Line the edge of your walkways with a solid planting. Space them 18 inches apart and you'll have a lavish, cool-toned herbal hedge that is both rugged and attractive.
  • Urban gardeners can easily add this redolent herbaceous perennial in their growing mix. Simply keep a plant in a tall container with good drainage on your sun-soaked balcony or deck.
  • Spikes of beautiful blue blooms rise above the mounded foliage for a showy display. Allow the flower spikes to dry on your plant so that songbirds can eat the seeds.
  • Butterflies and beneficial pollinators adore Robert Grimm Dwarf Culinary Sage, too! But deer tend to avoid them; use several of them as a living repellent around landscape shrubs.
  • Culinary Sage can be infused in olive oil, butter honey and vinegar to add rich flavor. Use it in homemade soaps, candles and lotions for clarity, clearing and as an excellent, earthy base note for floral and citrus top note scents.

#ProPlantTips for Care: 

Robert Grimm Dwarf Sage does best in full sun or very light shade with at least four hours of sunlight a day..the more sun, the better! Give it well-drained soil, or create a raised bed to improve drainage as needed.

  • For a long-lived perennial hedge, tuck symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster into the planting hole. It helps the tiny feeder roots over their entire life.
  • Provide a moderate amount of water on a consistent schedule for best results. Get expert watering tips for beautiful landscapes.
  • Harvest leaves as you need them to use fresh or to dry for rubs or seasoning. Prune to just above where the stems grow wood in early spring or after the flowers are done; remove a few of the thickest stems to rejuvenate older Sage as needed.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Robert Grimm Dwarf Culinary Sage Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salvia officinalis 'Robert Grimm'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes