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. Leaves are hairy and stamens are woolly; spider mites love them.

Delphinium (Delphinium elatum)

Hardy Ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum)

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

Mullein (Verbascum chaixii)

2. Long flowering season if deadheaded.

Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

Sundrop (Oenothera tetragona)

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)

3. Blooms from early summer to fall in North but poops out mid-summer in South.

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Maltese Cross (Lychnis chalcedonica)

Hardy Geranium (Geranium endressii)

Lavender Cotton (Santolina erocoides)

4. Comes in many colors including white, orange, yellow, and green.

Rose Champion (Lychnis coronaria)

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

Coneflower (Echinaacea purpurea)

Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

5. Short lived but long blooming and heat tolerant.

Blanket Flower ‘Goblin’ (Gaillardia ‘Goblin’)

Russian Sage (Pervoskia atriplicifolia)

Scabiosa (Scabiosa columbaria)

Dusty Meadow Rue (Thalitricum flavum)

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By Chuck

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