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Hi---Last year I put in the following tender salvias: 'Black and Blue', 'Hot Lips', and Salvia elegans (pineapple sage). They should be hardy for me, based on this winter so far. However, I'm doing yard clean up right now, and I realized I don't know if I should cut them down to the ground or not. Their branches are woody. When I cut a branch at the ground, it is still green on the inside. Tips are brittle, however, so I have trimmed those off. My 'Hot Lips' still has foliage from the summer on it...so the question is---will the new growth come from the ground up? Or from the old woody branches? I loved all of these plants last summer----they all got quite large, and I would love for them to come back for me. Pic is of the hot lips paired with achillea 'Moonshine'. This is an area of the yard I'm still working on.