Gardening Quiz - Annuals - Border Plants 2 (Questions)

If you don't know your Coreopsis from your Cosmos or your Godetia from your Nicotiana then help is at hand! This quiz will help you recognize and identify popular garden annuals and at the same time provide some pointers about how best to grow them.

After you have read and researched a little you should dive in and mix together the plants that you think will make a pleasing combination. Never worry about making mistakes with mixed plantings - if things don't work out ideally then do what every other gardener does and blame the freakish weather! Have fun.

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1. Scientifically this plant is known as Clarkia amoena. What is it more often called?
[ ] Gerbera
[ ] Godetia
[ ] Grevillea
[ ] Gypsophila
2. To which plant genus does the Pot Marigold belong?
[ ] Astilbe
[ ] Calendula
[ ] Gaillardia
[ ] Tagetes
3. The genus to which this plant belongs was named after who?
[ ] Claude Whisk
[ ] Frederic Brand
[ ] Gerald Vod
[ ] Jean Nicot
4. What is the name of this popular summer cut flower?
[ ] Argyranthemum
[ ] Aster
[ ] Dahlia
[ ] Dianthus
5. This very showy annual plant has an unendearing name - what is it?
[ ] Love Lies Bleeding
[ ] Love Lies Crying
[ ] Love Lies Dying
[ ] Love Lies Grieving
6. What is the common name for the Lavatera plant?
[ ] Fallow
[ ] Mallow
[ ] Sallow
[ ] Zallow
7. The name Coreopsis is derived from the Greek word meaning what?
[ ] Flower of the sun
[ ] Happy flower
[ ] Perpetual flower
[ ] Bedbug
8. What is the name of this species of Argyranthemum?
[ ] A. fleurescens
[ ] A. frutescens
[ ] A. seedescens
[ ] A. vegescens
9. What is the scientific name for Monkey Flowers?
[ ] Mimosa
[ ] Mimulus
[ ] Mirabilis
[ ] Miscanthus
10. The Cosmos species most often seen in gardens (C. bipinnatus) has a common name derived from its country of origin - what is it?
[ ] South African Daisy
[ ] Japanese Poppy
[ ] Mexican Aster
[ ] New Zealand Lily
Gardening Quiz - Annuals - Border Plants 2 (Answers)
1. Scientifically this plant is known as Clarkia amoena. What is it more often called?
[ ] Gerbera
[x] Godetia
[ ] Grevillea
[ ] Gypsophila
2. To which plant genus does the Pot Marigold belong?
[ ] Astilbe
[x] Calendula
[ ] Gaillardia
[ ] Tagetes
3. The genus to which this plant belongs was named after who?
[ ] Claude Whisk
[ ] Frederic Brand
[ ] Gerald Vod
[x] Jean Nicot
He presented tobacco (made from the genus Nicotiana) to the French royal court in the 1500s. Modern flowering strains of Nicotiana are a far cry from the very unexciting looking plant that is used to make cigarettes
4. What is the name of this popular summer cut flower?
[ ] Argyranthemum
[x] Aster
[ ] Dahlia
[ ] Dianthus
5. This very showy annual plant has an unendearing name - what is it?
[x] Love Lies Bleeding
[ ] Love Lies Crying
[ ] Love Lies Dying
[ ] Love Lies Grieving
6. What is the common name for the Lavatera plant?
[ ] Fallow
[x] Mallow
[ ] Sallow
[ ] Zallow
7. The name Coreopsis is derived from the Greek word meaning what?
[ ] Flower of the sun
[ ] Happy flower
[ ] Perpetual flower
[x] Bedbug
The fruits of the plant resemble bugs and in America the plant is sometimes called Tickseeds!
8. What is the name of this species of Argyranthemum?
[ ] A. fleurescens
[x] A. frutescens
[ ] A. seedescens
[ ] A. vegescens
9. What is the scientific name for Monkey Flowers?
[ ] Mimosa
[x] Mimulus
[ ] Mirabilis
[ ] Miscanthus
10. The Cosmos species most often seen in gardens (C. bipinnatus) has a common name derived from its country of origin - what is it?
[ ] South African Daisy
[ ] Japanese Poppy
[x] Mexican Aster
[ ] New Zealand Lily