Gardening Quiz - Perennials - Perennials 3 (Questions)

See how much you know about perennial garden plants including Agapanthus, Delphiniums, Hebes and Hostas. Our quizzes test your skills at recognizing and identifying perennials as well giving you a few interesting facts and pointers on how best to cultivate them.

1. What is the popular name for Hemerocallis?
[ ] Amazon lily
[ ] Daylily
[ ] Kaffir lily
[ ] Spider Lily
2. Larkspur is the common name for which species of perennial flowering plants?
[ ] Delphinium
[ ] Digitalis
[ ] Dracaena
[ ] Dymondia
3. The "Berries" of Pyracantha are scientifically known as what?
[ ] Cones
[ ] Domes
[ ] Pomes
[ ] Zones
4. Agapanthus originate from where?
[ ] Northern Europe
[ ] Eastern Australia
[ ] Southern Africa
[ ] Western USA
5. This is the most widely grown Bergenia - what species is it?
[ ] Acicular
[ ] Bipinnate
[ ] Cordifolia
[ ] Digitate
6. Which common garden pest is noted for its partiality to Hostas?
[ ] Aphids
[ ] Caterpillars
[ ] Rabbits
[ ] Slugs
7. How quickly do Skimmias grow?
[ ] Very slow
[ ] Slow
[ ] Fast
[ ] Very fast
8. Most Hydrangea flowers are classified by gardeners as either "Lacecap" or what?
[ ] Broomhead
[ ] Brush-head
[ ] Cloth-head
[ ] Mophead
9. What is the name of this plant (named after the Greek goddess of youth)?
[ ] Harmonia
[ ] Hebe
[ ] Horkos
[ ] Hypnos
10. What is the common name for Iberis?
[ ] Candytuft
[ ] Honeyball
[ ] Sugarpuff
[ ] Sweetmeat

 

Gardening Quiz - Perennials - Perennials 3 (Answers)
1. What is the popular name for Hemerocallis?
[ ] Amazon lily
[x] Daylily
[ ] Kaffir lily
[ ] Spider Lily
2. Larkspur is the common name for which species of perennial flowering plants?
[x] Delphinium
[ ] Digitalis
[ ] Dracaena
[ ] Dymondia
The plant is sometimes confused with Digitalis (Foxglove) because both have long flowering stems and they are often found close together in perennial borders.
3. The "Berries" of Pyracantha are scientifically known as what?
[ ] Cones
[ ] Domes
[x] Pomes
[ ] Zones
4. Agapanthus originate from where?
[ ] Northern Europe
[ ] Eastern Australia
[x] Southern Africa
[ ] Western USA
5. This is the most widely grown Bergenia - what species is it?
[ ] Acicular
[ ] Bipinnate
[x] Cordifolia
[ ] Digitate
Cordifolia means "Heart shaped" and refers to the shape of the leaves.
6. Which common garden pest is noted for its partiality to Hostas?
[ ] Aphids
[ ] Caterpillars
[ ] Rabbits
[x] Slugs
If any slugs live in your garden they will quickly home in on your Hostas!
7. How quickly do Skimmias grow?
[x] Very slow
[ ] Slow
[ ] Fast
[ ] Very fast
Skimmias can be relied upon not to overcrowd their neighbours in a perennial border.
8. Most Hydrangea flowers are classified by gardeners as either "Lacecap" or what?
[ ] Broomhead
[ ] Brush-head
[ ] Cloth-head
[x] Mophead
The picture is of a "Mophead" type
9. What is the name of this plant (named after the Greek goddess of youth)?
[ ] Harmonia
[x] Hebe
[ ] Horkos
[ ] Hypnos
10. What is the common name for Iberis?
[x] Candytuft
[ ] Honeyball
[ ] Sugarpuff
[ ] Sweetmeat