Gardening Quiz - Perennials - Perennials 5 (Questions)

This is the last quiz in our series of gardening with perennials. Several popular cut-flowers are featured along with old favourites such as Escallonia and Laburnum.

There are 40 gardening quizzes on this site dealing with many different categories of plants. We hope that you will stay a while to play and enjoy them!

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1. There are more than 100 different species of Camellia and they all originate from which continent?
[ ] Africa
[ ] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] South America
2. What is the scientific name for the Cape Daisy?
[ ] Abutilon
[ ] Euonymous
[ ] Impatiens
[ ] Osteospermum
3. Which essential element can Lupins "Fix" into the soil?
[ ] Magnesium
[ ] Nitrogen
[ ] Phosphorus
[ ] Potassium
4. What is the name given to the fruit of a Rose?
[ ] Berry
[ ] Hip
[ ] Haw
[ ] Drupe
5. This strange looking flower belongs to what plant?
[ ] Magnolia
[ ] Mahonia
[ ] Monarda
[ ] Morisia
6. This winter flowering plant is probably better known in its white form. What is its common name?
[ ] Christmas rose
[ ] Easter bonnet
[ ] Lent buttercup
[ ] Mid-winter tulip
7. In which season are Mahonias at their best?
[ ] Spring
[ ] Summer
[ ] Autumn
[ ] Winter
8. These are the flowers of which plant that is often used for hedging?
[ ] Elaeagnus
[ ] Erinus
[ ] Escallonia
[ ] Euonymous
9. Which part of a Laburnum tree is poisonous?
[ ] Bark
[ ] Flowers
[ ] Leaves
[ ] All of it
10. Nerines are closely related to which other plant?
[ ] Amaryllis
[ ] Crocus
[ ] Iris
[ ] Tulip
Gardening Quiz - Perennials - Perennials 5 (Answers)
1. There are more than 100 different species of Camellia and they all originate from which continent?
[ ] Africa
[x] Asia
[ ] Europe
[ ] South America
Wild specimens can be found in the Himalayas, eastern and southern China, Japan and Indonesia
2. What is the scientific name for the Cape Daisy?
[ ] Abutilon
[ ] Euonymous
[ ] Impatiens
[x] Osteospermum
3. Which essential element can Lupins "Fix" into the soil?
[ ] Magnesium
[x] Nitrogen
[ ] Phosphorus
[ ] Potassium
All plants require Nitrogen and Lupins can effectively extract Nitogen from the atmosphere - an ability that allows them to grow in Nitrogen deficient soils
4. What is the name given to the fruit of a Rose?
[ ] Berry
[x] Hip
[ ] Haw
[ ] Drupe
5. This strange looking flower belongs to what plant?
[ ] Magnolia
[ ] Mahonia
[x] Monarda
[ ] Morisia
6. This winter flowering plant is probably better known in its white form. What is its common name?
[x] Christmas rose
[ ] Easter bonnet
[ ] Lent buttercup
[ ] Mid-winter tulip
It is not even remotely related to the true Rose!
7. In which season are Mahonias at their best?
[ ] Spring
[ ] Summer
[ ] Autumn
[x] Winter
Its flowers bring a splash of golden colour to the garden during the coldest months of the year
8. These are the flowers of which plant that is often used for hedging?
[ ] Elaeagnus
[ ] Erinus
[x] Escallonia
[ ] Euonymous
9. Which part of a Laburnum tree is poisonous?
[ ] Bark
[ ] Flowers
[ ] Leaves
[x] All of it
Whilst poisonous to humans it is used as a food plant by some butterfly species.
10. Nerines are closely related to which other plant?
[x] Amaryllis
[ ] Crocus
[ ] Iris
[ ] Tulip
Nerines and Amayllis both belong to the family Amaryllidaceae