Q. Thank you!! I’ll look up the planting zone, but based on your description of this plant’s origin, it’s unlikely it will survive in zone 5, ala
Yes, since they are tender perennial hardy to zone 8, you would have to purchase plotted plants in spring or start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost date.
Hardy sages do exist, and there are many species and cultivars to choose from for zone 5. Let me know if you want more information on these hardy types.
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