tender plant

tender plant

[¦ten·dər ¦plant]
(botany)
A plant that is incapable of resisting cold.
References in classic literature ?
He was uprooting the tender plant. He had to be stopped.
But there were still the Phanfasms and Whimsies and Growleywogs standing around in groups, and they were so many that they filled the gardens and trampled upon the flowers and grass because they did not know that the tender plants would be injured by their clumsy feet.
To train the tender plants, and watch their buds unfolding day by day!
Chips piled up on a tender plant tend to stay in place throughout the winter, without help from a cage.
It's a tender plant that is used widely as a bedding plant in tropical countries, but of course it is a house plant here.
| TAKE cuttings from tender plants to overwinter indoors.
| PLANT tender plants such as cannas and dahlias outside and sow tender annuals outdoors too.
| IT'S not too late to protect plants from cold weather so make sure any tender plants are either indoors in the conservatory or greenhouse, or wrapped up outside with some hessian or horticultural fleece, inset.
| TENDER plants like salvias need to be dug up, potted and put in a frost--free conservatory for winter.
Tender plants like salvias need to be dug up, potted and put in a frost-free conservatory for the winter.