Not hardening plants off in your part of the world: hellebore & foxglove
This may be too big a question, but here goes: In your locale, what would happen if you left a plant in a pot outside without hardening them off first. I'm not talking about seedlings or baby plants and I'm not talking about tender annuals like a tomato or something that hates cold.
Say, a well grown hellebore or a foxglove in a three litre pot has been in your house for a few weeks. The threat of frost has passed. What effect would you expect to see if you suddenly left these plants outside.
As we know, many of the options might apply and there is nuance that isn't covered by polling options. Yes, different plants respond in different ways to everything. Much like my questions about potting on, my main thrust is: have you experimented? Do you notice a great difference? Have you killed plants this way?
Not hardening plants off in your part of the world: hellebore & foxglove 21 votes
There would be an inital shock, but I expect the plant would be pretty fine pretty quickly
I would expect a greater growth spurt from a hardened off plant once outside
Without hardening off a plant would never reach its optimal size over the growing season