from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of enduring a frost that is injurious to other plants or animals.
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A closely related species, honey locust, is more frost-hardy but less desirable in other respects, though an excellent tree nevertheless.
This frost-hardy heavy bloomer is smothered in red and purple flowers from June through Thanksgiving.
Texas sage, also known as Texas ranger, is a frost-hardy, sun-loving, low-water-use evergreen shrub that has blue-gray leaves and blooms in spring and summer, especially when the humidity rises or after it rains.
It is tolerant of dry conditions once established and is frost-hardy.