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I order this every year from Select Seeds but this last year on my NYC Zone 7 terrace this and similar "tender" sages, including "Black and Blue," came back to life. I would say "mild winter" but it appears another reviewer in Zone 7 has kept theirs going for many years. Gardening is always an experiment. I would have been more careful had I known as I had already dug some of them out of my planters in my general spring clean-up. I also recommend the cultivar "Amistad" for great late summer/fall color. The quality of the plants from Select Seeds is always high and they are great at selecting new varieties.
I originally planted a clump of 3 of these about 10 years ago, and it has come back reliably every year since, and endured such hardships as surviving trenching for some water pipes that I had to install for a pond. Hummingbirds love it, and it keeps going until October with beautiful blue flowers. I will never be without it, and am buying more for other gardens as I reduce my lawn.