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.
BIENNIAL: A plant that takes two years to grow from seed to bloom and then dies.
PERENNIAL: A non-woody herbaceous plant that returns in the garden year after year.
SEED POD: A dehiscent case that, when dry, splits along its seams to release its seeds.
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.