Marginally hardy

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1. close to the limit of hardiness that a plant can withstand. Planting plants that are marginally hardy is risky, because under the most severe conditions for that zone, the plant may not survive without extra protection.

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This is parrott's feather. It is marginally hardy in Kentucky.
Source: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/pls220/aquatics/aquatics.html