Definitions to be utilized when entering or judging

Hardy Garden Shows 

 

 

  • ANNUAL:  A plant that completes its life cycle (seed germination to seed maturation) in one growing season.

 

 

  • TENDER PERENNIAL:  A plant that may survive year round in a hardiness zone warmer than that of Maryland but generally cannot withstand the cold of Hardiness Zone Six.

 

 

  • PERENNIAL:  A non-woody herbaceous plant that returns in the garden year after year.

 

 

  • BIENNIAL:  A plant that takes two years to grow from seed to bloom and then dies.

 

 

  • SEED POD:  A dehiscent case that, when dry, splits along its seams to release its seeds.

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