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half-hardy

adj
(Botany) (of a cultivated plant) able to survive out of doors except during severe frost
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Adj.1.half-hardy - (of plants) requiring protection from frost; "half-hardy annuals"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
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It might overwinter in milder areas as it is a tender perennial but for most areas you treat it as a half-hardy annual and sow seeds again in spring.
It might overwinter in milder areas as it is a tender perennial, but for most areas you treat it as a half-hardy annual and sow seeds again in spring.
This won't be suitable for half-hardy or tender annuals and even your hardy sowings may need a little bit of protection in a very harsh winter.
CLEAN SWEEP: Eventuallythey'll be filed alphabetically but since I really should practise what I preach, we're making cleaning our half-hardy annuals top of the list so they can be sown promptly.
These stunning half-hardy perennials are very effective in both borders and containers, where they will provide seasonlong decoration - all the way from June right through to October.
In mild regions, sow half-hardy annuals under glass for pricking out towards the end of March ?
Early: Prune roses, sow hardy annuals outdoors and half-hardy annuals in a heated propagator in the greenhouse or on a windowsill indoors, tidy borders, weed and mulch with compost or manure, lift and divide herbaceous perennials.
Plant out half-hardy annuals such as Aster, Cosmos, Nicotiana, Phlox, Verbena and Zinnia as soon as possible.
WHILE there are many hardy varieties of fuchsia, a lot of our favourite cultivars for hanging baskets and pots are half-hardy and will need to return indoors in winter - and remember to cut back their growth by a third for their winter dormancy.
It's not jumping the gun to sow seeds of half-hardy annuals now if you want to steal a march and bring colour that will not only start early but last all summer long.
It's not jumping the gun to sow seed of half-hardy annuals now if you want to steal a march and bring colour that will not only start early but last all summer long.