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Sol Survivors

These lucky 13 not only take the heat but thrive in it

Now that corporate growers are (finally) looking at the South – including Texas – as a burgeoning market for selling garden plants, they are considering a new hybrid’s heat tolerance. The one-size-fits-all selections that grow in New Jersey and Connecticut do not necessarily survive our long summers.

They’ve gotten the message: We gardeners hardly care a whit about how much cold a plant can take. Heat is our mortal enemy.

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