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. 3′-4′ tall; susceptible to mildew.

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Candytufts (Tberis sempervirens)

Jupiters’s Beard (Centranthus ruber)

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

2. Long blooming; fleshy, floppy stems

Bargenia (Bergenia crdifolia)

Coralbells (Heuchera micrantha)

Cranesbill (Geranium ‘Roxanne’)

Spiderwort (Tradescamtoa x andersoniana)

3. Reddish hairy upright stems; tolerates dry soil.

Soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)

Catmint (Nepeta x faesseni)

Sundrop (Oenothera tetragona)

Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata)

4. Four sided stems; leaves can be made into tea.

Cone Flower (Echinacea purpurea)

Beebalm (Monarda didyma)

Sweet Woodruf (Galium odoratum)

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

5. Stately habit; fern-like foliage; furrowed stems.

Sweet Alyssum (Labularia maritima)

Russian sage (Pervoskia atriplicifolia)

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia ‘goblin’)

Dusty Meadow Rue (Thalitricum flavum)

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By Chuck