They'll be fine in your area Chris. I have some in pots I grew from seed several years ago. They were outside all winter in (I think) 3 gal black nursery pots. I have had problems with squirrels eating them in the pots, but every time I've tried to plant them in ground, the grasshoppers have eaten them. I'm beginning to doubt I'm going to be successful where I wanted them to grow. For some reason, the 'hoppers haven't bothered them in the containers. Can't figure that one out.