Glossary of Gardening Terms: A - Z

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Descriptions of common gardening terms and phrases…

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Hardy:

Tolerance of adverse weather

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A general term used to describe a plantís ability to withstand adverse weather conditions. Most commonly used to describe a plantís ability to survive varying temperatures.

Herbaceous:

Summer foliage, winter rootstock

A plant that over-winters as a rootstock, with foliage that dies back at the end of each growing season. E.g. Peony (Paeonia).