Questions regarding salvia elegans
Hello fellow gardeners
This year I planted a pineapple sage nearby my japanese maple and fell in love with its aroma and general appearance. The red flower spikes also attracted the most butterflies of any of my plants this year.
To the point- I live in zone 8a, recently upgraded from 7b. I wanted to know if I can expect my sage to come back again in the spring. As of now, it's about a 3' wide 3' tall woody skeleton with no leaves... Is it normal for this to happen during a cold period? Is it deciduous in my zone? Or should I plan on purchasing another to grow as an annual this year?
Thanks for any tips/advice!