Tough, tough, tough!!! This plant is tough. Not indestructible but one of the toughest I've ever had and I'm not just talking about salvias. It's pretty darn drought resistant. Blooms and blooms and blooms and blooms. I've had no pest or disease problems with it. It can take the sun like it was born sunbathing. Pollinators love it. It comes back for me every year. I've had it 3 years now and expect it to just keep going like the energizer bunny.