This low-maintenance plan includes some 20 daylily varieties, along with perennials and a fountain.

By Jenny Krane
Updated May 23, 2019

Get the classic, formal look of an English garden on a smaller scale with this garden plan. Filled with different colors and varieties of hosta, caladium, New Guinea impatiens and daylilies, this garden packs a punch of color and texture. The overall circular shape of this garden plan makes it perfect to plant around a fountain, bench, or arbor.

Not only are the annuals and perennials in this plan colorful, all are reliable and hardy plants. Hostas and daylilies are low maintenance and can be divided to create more individual plants for the garden. Impatiens and caladium are flexible when it comes to light requirements, and coreopsis is even drought tolerant. These hardcore plants will give you a long-lasting, architectural garden that you can be proud of.

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Our free Planting Guide for this garden includes an illustrated version of the plan, a detailed layout diagram, a list of plants for the garden as shown, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden plans.)

This dramatic and colorful design will adorn a backyard fountain beautifully.

Garden size: 28 by 28 feet

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Left: Justin Hanccock
Center: Marty Baldwin
Right: Scott Little

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Comments (1)

April 28, 2020
I love this! My husband and I are trying to have a beautiful full of planta garden that looks alive the whole year round; this designs are just the kind I am talking about! However, this is kind of difficult if we don’t know how to really do it in zone 7 in the country, and we keep trying and trying each year to see if someday we can accomplish having something full... Could you give us some advice on what plants to use to make it full and look amazing at least in spring and summer, please? I know we have to organize the Plants setting them in front or in the back according to height but we would like to know about the blooming aspect, how do we figure it out?! Thanks again...