Kathy’s Quiz: no 5

Every week during the Lockdown, W Yorks HPS member Kathy Howard will produce a horticultural quiz to keep our minds fresh. The answers (no cheating please!) will be published alongside the following week’s quiz questions.

For answers to Quiz 4, click here

This week, the challenge is to match the plant with an extract from the RHS description. All are plants we expect be in flower in Spring

The Plants

a. Ceanothus

b. Heuchera

c. Daphne

d. Hyacinthoides

e. Geum

f. Darmera

g. Polygonatum

h. Aquilegia

i. Astrantia

j. Allium

The descriptions

1.  “compact umbels of tiny flowers surrounded by a rosette of showy bracts

2. “glossy, elliptic leaves and pendant, tubular or bell-shaped flowers”   

3. “bell-shaped flowers with spreading, coloured sepals and petals with spurs

4. “pinnately lobed leaves and saucer-shaped flowers in loose clusters

5. “linear to strap-shaped leaves and bell-shaped or star-shaped blue, violet or white flowers”

6. “star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in an umbel on a leafless stem”

7. “small blue, pink or white flowers in profuse axillary or terminal clusters”  

8. “rounded clusters of star-shaped white or pink flowers on tall stems, before the leaves

9. “with small, usually very fragrant tubular, 4-lobed flowers”

10. “clump-forming perennials with attractive, rounded, shallowly palmately lobed leaves

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