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. Flowers turn pink in fall and remain on bush.

Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria)

Peegee Hydrangea (H. paniculata)

Bluebeard (Caryopteris clandonensis)

Abelia (Abelia grandiflora)

2. Grows well in dry sandy soil and some shade.

Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira)

Mock Orange (Philadelphus coronarius)

St Johns Wort (Hyperieum calycinum)

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

3. Spreads by suckering and underground stems.

Acuba (Acuba japanica)

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)

Privet (Ligustrum vulgave)

Indigo (Indigofera kirilowi)

4. Prefers a moist, peaty soil.

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)

Crossleaf Heath (Erica tetralix)

Barberry (Barberis thunbergii)

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

5. Prized for its long period of bloom.

Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica)

Leucothoe (Leucothoe fantanesiana)

Fothergill (Fathergilla gordenii)

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

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By Chuck