When you are planing a garden you need to think not just about how the makeover with the new plants will look when you are done but how they will look a two, three or more years later.
With that in mind, I thought you might be interested in seeing how little or how much the Stella D’Or Day Lillies in our front garden have progressed now into their fourth year.
Did much change after four years?
Lets take a look.
First Year With the Stella D’Or Day Lillies
If you recall, our first full summer in our current home saw us undertake a complete front garden makeover.
As part of the garden makeover, we planted a dozen Stella D’Or Day Lillies along the side of our driveway.
If you know what type the rogue day lilly variety is, please leave a comment so we know.
They were quite nice throughout the summer and early fall with the 11 Stella D’Or Day Lillies providing lots and lots of yellow flowers as shown in the above picture taken in September of that same first year.
Stella D’Or Day Lillies Four Years Later
Now fast forward to the spring of the fourth year and lets take a look at the situation.
The picture above shows a large amount of growth in the plants coming from the root growth over the four years (since these are perennials, they hibernate each winter and are cut back to the soil).
After four years this variety of Day Lilly perennials are healthy and thriving. For you cost focused folks, that’s pretty good return on your investment!
The question is, are they too much? Are the dozen Day Lillies taking too much of the focus away from the rest of the garden?
To me, I don’t think so. Yet, that is subjective and everyone will have their own opinion.
And, if they are too much, they can easily be pruned back.
So, Stella D’Or Day Lillies receive my two thumbs up as a great perennial plant for your garden.
What types of Day Lillies do you have in your garden?
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