having moderate resistance to cold temperatures.
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How to use half-hardy in a sentence
Sow tender and half-hardy annuals; pot off those already up; give air daily, and never allow the plants to flag for want of water.In-Door Gardening for Every Week in the Year | William Keane
Therefore I prepare a certain useful lot of half-hardy annuals, and a few of what have come to be called bedding-plants.Wood and Garden | Gertrude Jekyll
They are easily raised from seeds every year, and should be treated like half-hardy annuals.
Planted at the base of a southern wall it does best, and where it thrives it is certainly one of our handsomest half-hardy shrubs.Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs | A. D. Webster
This can only be styled as half hardy, but with wall protection it forms a pretty bush often fully a yard in height.Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs | A. D. Webster
British Dictionary definitions for half-hardy
(of a cultivated plant) able to survive out of doors except during severe frost
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