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Although hardy, young plants can benefit from frost protection for the first few years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although hardy, this plant prefers sunshine. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most spring flowers and hardy garden plants can withstand this. The Sun (2008)No garden regardless of size should be without this hardy perennial plant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are not fully hardy and can be killed by frosts. The Sun (2013)Time to sow hardy annuals where they are to flower. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is not quite so hardy either and may not survive the winter. Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986)Only a few hardy souls survived until the end. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most hardy fruit plants need a period of cold weather during the winter to encourage flowering. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All these varieties are hardy herbaceous perennials. Planning the Organic Herb Garden (1986)There are some hardy annuals in football writing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Consider alternative hardy plants for a similar look. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sow hardy annuals now for early flowering next year and get those bulbs planted. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one else seemed quite so tall, or as tough and hardy in the body. The Broken God (1993)They are less hardy but in a normal garden it's no problem. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All the popular hardy annual flowers grow well from an April sowing. The Sun (2006)THERE was always something of a lull between the hardy spring flowers and the half hardy summer bedding plants. The Sun (2012)He's really robust and hardy. The Sun (2015)This makes them ideal container plants and means that you can place them where you want them and easily protect the less hardy varieties through the winter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)After a seriously cold period it's not a bad idea to wait a little and delay buying anything less than really hardy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Where to grow Any aspect, fully hardy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are some, like rosemary, which are quite hardy. The Sun (2012)If you're buying bedding plants, remember that most are not fully hardy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: hardy ADJECTIVE
Plants that are hardy are able to survive cold weather.
The silver-leaved varieties of cyclamen are not quite as hardy.
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