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Name This Plant Game: Summer Blooming Perennials 6

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. Semi-evergreen native of South Africa; hugs the ground.

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi)

Ballon Flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

Butterfly Plant (Scabiosa columbaria)

2. Short lived but great cut flower.

Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum c superbum)

Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

Sunflower (Heliantus annum)

Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis)

3. Easy to propagate by removing the “chicken” offsets.

Hens and Chickens (Sempervivum tectorum)

Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantina)

Coneflower (Echinacea pupurea)

Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

4. As the aristocrats of the garden they need cool weather.

Delphinium (Delphinium x elatum)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Mullein (Verbascum chaixes)

Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)

5. Like rich moist soil such as that found along streams and ponds.

Rose Champion (Lychnis coronaria)

Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina)

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

Sage ‘May Night’ (Salvia x superba)

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