half-hardy definition

  • adjective:
    • A plant which needs defense against frost.
    • (of flowers) requiring defense against frost
  • others:
    • In horticulture, noting an intermediate class between tender and robust: stated of flowers which withstand slightly frost, but not ahard one, consequently they are sown or grown aside after frosty weather condition is past and prior to the weather becomes thoroughly satisfied. Often utilized also for flowers that will live out side throughout every season if offered housing or protection.

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