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 spring bulbs see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them.

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

1. Shade loving plant forming dense mat but often melts out in hot summers.

Spotted Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)

Lungwort (Pulmonaria saccharata)

Maiden Pink (Dianthus dettoides)

Beebalm (Monarda didyma)

2. Must have abundant moisture.

Blue Star (Amsonia hubreatii)

Rockcress (Aubrieta deltoides)

Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpiodes)

Baby’s Breath (Gypsophilia paniculata)

3. Grows to 5′ tall; needs part shyade and moist soil.

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)

Siberian Bell Flower (Campanuila poscharskyana)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

4. Trailing habit good for walls or raised stonework.

Foam Flower (Tiarella cordifolia)

Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

5. Forms loose mat good as groundcover.

Geum (Guem guellyon)

Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)

China Aster (Callistephus chinensis)

Maiden Pink (Dianthus deltoides)

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By Chuck