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. Strong scented foliage; grows poorly south of zone 7.

Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica)

Golden Marguerite (Anthemis tinctoria)

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)

Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

2. Flowers open from top to bottom of stem.

Cupid’s Dart (Catananche caerulea)

Lupine (Lupinus perennis)

Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)

Catmint (Nepeta x faessenii)

3. Hollow stems require staking.

Coralbells (Heuchera micrantha)

Bugle weed (Ajuga reptans)

Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia)

Belladonna Delphinium (D. belladonna)

4. Very difficult to propagate and establish.

Gas Plant (Dictamnus albus)

African Lily (Agapanthus hybrida)

Columbine (Aquilegia x hybrida)

Ladybells (Adenophera lilifolia)

5. Persists for only 2-3 years.

Carpathian Harebell (Campanala carpatica)

Strawberry Foxglove (Digitalis mertonensis)

Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica)

Solomon’s Seal (Polgonatum odoratum)

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By Chuck