Winter Hardiness

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 by Jenny Watts

Survival Strategies

As winter approaches each year, we make many preparations for the cold like adding antifreeze to our cars and changing the filter on the heater, to help prevent damage to mechanical things. Plants also need to prepare for the oncoming cold and they do it in a variety of ways.

‘Hardiness’ refers to a plant’s ability to withstand cold. Some species of plants are more resistant to cold temperatures than others and, therefore, are hardier.

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