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

Hardy

Slightly Tolerant Tender
Asparagus Beet Snap Bean
Collards Broccoli Sweet Corn
Endive Brussels Sprouts Tomato
Kale Cabbage Lima Bean
Kohlrabi Carrot Muskmelon
Lettuce Cauliflower Cucumber
Mustard Celeriac Eggplant
Pea Celery Okra
Potato Chard Pumpkin
Rhubarb Onion Squash
Rutabaga Parsnip Watermelon
Salsify Radish Pepper
Spinach Sweet Potato
Turnip

Flowers

Hardy

Slightly Tolerant Tender
Corn Flower Black-eyed Susan Aster
Ornamemtal Cabbage Calendula Nicotiana
Pansy Coreopsis Petunia
Primrose Dianthus Scabiosa
Violet Snapdragon Statice
  Sweet Pea Sweet Allysum
  Torenia Verbena
    Ageratum
    Begonia
    Celosia
    Cosmos
    Impatiens
  Lobelia
  Marigold
  Portulaca
  Phlox
  Salvia
  Vinca
  Zinnia
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