gameThis simple game tests your gardening knowledge by identifying five plants shown in photos from a list of possible names. Photos of each plant are accompaned by a clue describing the type of plant or its broad characteristics. To play the game you identify the plant in the photo by selecting the correct name and clicking on the button next to it. Each time you play the game you only have one chance to identify the correct answer for each of the five plants. If you don’t get all of them correct the first time just click the “Let me try again” button located below the game board and try again. If you would like more information about these five plants see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)

1. Very picky about planting depth as crown needs light.

Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientalis)

Geum (Geum guellyon)

Peony (Paeonia lactiflora)

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

2. Short lived but fragrant.

Primrose (Primula auricula)

Perwinkle (Vinca minor)

Rock Cress (Aubrieta deltoicles)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

3. Mound forming with crimson-red leaves in fall.

Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides)

Sweetwoodruff (Galium odorata)

Bloody Crainsbill (Geronium sanguineum)

Begonia (Begonia sempervirens-cultorum)

4. Needs ample moisture and rich soil; does well in shade.

Foam Flower (Tiarella cordifolia)

False Spirea (Astilbi x arendsii)

Sea Pink (Armeria maritima)

Coralbells (Heuchera micrantha)

5. A classic companion for roses.

Catmint (Nepeta x faessenii)

Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpiodes)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)

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By Chuck