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. Returns in spring even after being killed to the ground.

Abelia (Abelia grandiflora)

Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia)

Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

Japanese Andromeda (Pieris japonica)

2. Spectacular, long lansting autumn color of yellow, orange, crimson, and maroon.

Bridalwreath (Spiraea prunifolia plena)

Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Virginia Sweetspire (Itea viorginica)

Wormwood (Artemesia absinthium)

3. Long bloom time from summer into fall; flowers close at night.

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Camilla (Camilla sasangua)

Warminster Broom (Cytisus praecox)

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syracus)

4. Bears two types of flowers; fertile ones in the center surrounded by sterile ones.

Lacecap Hydrangea (H. macrophylla)

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergi)

5. Spreads by underground suckers.

Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)

Privet (Ligustrum japonicum)

Heather (Calluna vulgaris)

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By Chuck

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  1. Hey, I guessed Lacecap Hydrangea on question #4 since there was not a better answer but isn’t a lacecap the flatter bloom with satellite single flowers? I thought that was a mophead. Anyway, enjoyed the quiz!

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