I am not exactly thrilled with the red carpet lilies that I bought from Breck's. They are supposed to multiply quickly. This is the pic from the catalog:
Here's what they really look like.
I can't see that the front lilies multiplied at all. In fact, they are much smaller than they were the first year. I would just love to have a thick border of them in front of the Sedum Autumn Joy. The area to the left of the center Lily has a plant, but something ate it so it looks like a large gap there.
This is a red carpet lily that I just planted last year. It's nice. I counted 13 buds on this one.
Unfortunately the ones I planted two years ago are way smaller. They have more like 5 buds.
I bought more of them last year because I wanted to place them around the path so the ones in front did not look so out of place.
I like this view. You can't really see either of these views unless you click to enlarge. I wish Blogger would post bigger pictures.
I don't know if I should dig them all up from the front and plant them in one big cluster, or wait another year to see if they multiply.
Dianne, didn't you plant some of these a couple of years ago? If so, did you have any luck with them?
I am leaning toward digging these out and planting one big cluster. I doubt that they will ever multiply to fill in the area in photo #1.
What do you all think?
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