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What is meant by the term 'hardy' in the context of a seasonal display?

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A hardy plant can withstand frost in the UK. In a seasonal display bed, this could include a hardy annual plant, which could be sown in situ in autumn and left to grow over the winter.

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Define H7 hardiness rating

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Hardy in the severest European continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK.

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What is meant by the term 'tropical' in the context of a seasonal display?

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A tropical plant will only tolerate warm and often humid conditions. A perennial tropical plant must be treated as a houseplant, or kept in a glasshouse. It can become a part of a glasshouse seasonal display by being transported to another glasshouse.

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Define H1a Hardiness rating

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warmer than 15 (>59)

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Define H1b Hardiness rating

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Can be grown outdoors in summer in sunny and sheltered locations but generally performs best as a house plant or under glass all year round.

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Define H1c hardiness rating

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Can be grown outdoors in summer throughout most of the UK while daytime temperatures are high enough to promote growth.

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Define H2 hardiness rating

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Tolerant of low temperatures but will not survive being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions in winter, but can be grown outdoors once risk of frost is over

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Define H3 hardiness rating

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Hardy in coastal / mild areas except in hard winters and at risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good microclimate. Can survive with artificial winter protection.

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Define H4 hardiness rating

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Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central / northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plants in pots are more vulnerable.

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Define H5 hardiness rating

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Hardy through most of the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open or exposed sites or central / northerly locations. Many evergreens suffer foliage damage and plants in pots will be at increased risk.

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Define H6 hardiness rating

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Hardy throughout the UK and northern Europe. Many plants grown in containers will be damaged unless given protection

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What is an edging plant? Give two examples

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A plant that is grown at the perimeter of a display, they will often be short and grown in groups.

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Q:

What is meant by the term 'hardy' in the context of a seasonal display?

A:

A hardy plant can withstand frost in the UK. In a seasonal display bed, this could include a hardy annual plant, which could be sown in situ in autumn and left to grow over the winter.

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Define H7 hardiness rating

A:

Hardy in the severest European continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK.

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What is meant by the term 'tropical' in the context of a seasonal display?

A:

A tropical plant will only tolerate warm and often humid conditions. A perennial tropical plant must be treated as a houseplant, or kept in a glasshouse. It can become a part of a glasshouse seasonal display by being transported to another glasshouse.

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Define H1a Hardiness rating

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warmer than 15 (>59)

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Define H1b Hardiness rating

A:

Can be grown outdoors in summer in sunny and sheltered locations but generally performs best as a house plant or under glass all year round.

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Define H1c hardiness rating

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Can be grown outdoors in summer throughout most of the UK while daytime temperatures are high enough to promote growth.

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Define H2 hardiness rating

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Tolerant of low temperatures but will not survive being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions in winter, but can be grown outdoors once risk of frost is over

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Define H3 hardiness rating

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Hardy in coastal / mild areas except in hard winters and at risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good microclimate. Can survive with artificial winter protection.

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Define H4 hardiness rating

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Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central / northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plants in pots are more vulnerable.

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Define H5 hardiness rating

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Hardy through most of the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open or exposed sites or central / northerly locations. Many evergreens suffer foliage damage and plants in pots will be at increased risk.

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Define H6 hardiness rating

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Hardy throughout the UK and northern Europe. Many plants grown in containers will be damaged unless given protection

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What is an edging plant? Give two examples

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A plant that is grown at the perimeter of a display, they will often be short and grown in groups.

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