Frost Tolerance – Vegetables and Flowers

When frost is forecast, whether in spring or fall, some vegetables and flowers are more or less likely to be damaged. Here is a list of plants and their tolerance of light frost:

Vegetables

HardySlightly TolerantTender
AsparagusBeetSnap Bean
CollardsBroccoliSweet Corn
EndiveBrussels SproutsTomato
KaleCabbageLima Bean
KohlrabiCarrotMuskmelon
LettuceCauliflowerCucumber
MustardCeleriacEggplant
PeaCeleryOkra
PotatoChardPumpkin
RhubarbOnionSquash
RutabagaParsnipWatermelon
SalsifyRadishPepper
SpinachSweet Potato
Turnip

Flowers

HardySlightly TolerantTender
Corn FlowerBlack-eyed SusanAster
Ornamemtal CabbageCalendulaNicotiana
PansyCoreopsisPetunia
PrimroseDianthusScabiosa
VioletSnapdragonStatice

Sweet PeaSweet Allysum

ToreniaVerbena


Ageratum


Begonia


Celosia


Cosmos


Impatiens

Lobelia

Marigold

Portulaca

Phlox

Salvia

Vinca

Zinnia

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