23May
2015
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15 Flower-Bearing Plants For Your Fairy Garden

Fairies absolutely love flowers! So make sure to add one or two flower-bearing plants and moss to your fairy garden. Take a look at any of the lovely flower plants below and tell us what you think!

Blue Star Creeper

Blue Star Creeper

It quickly forms a dense, mat-like carpet of foliage topped three seasons every year with tiny stars of pale blue to white. Quick-growing and adaptable, it's a very versatile, attractive choice. The foliage is deep green and very slender, serving as cushiony coverage for bare soil.

Platt's Black, Brass Buttons

Platt's Black, Brass Buttons

Spreads by rhizomes, creating the perfect ground cover. Foliage will take some foot traffic, button-like flowers.

Bellium minutum, Miniature Daisy

Bellium minutum, Miniature Daisy

It keeps on blooming all summer and through the winter with tiny white flowers. In mild winter regions it is evergreen. The tiny, light green spoon-shaped leaves form a dense mounding mat of foliage. It can be used as a stepable plant when planted between stepping-stones.

Armeria juniperfolia, Thrift

Armeria juniperfolia, Thrift

This fine alpine species of Thrift forms a very dense cushion of needle-like leaves. Soft pink flower balls are held just above the foliage. Especially attractive in a gravel scree garden or alpine trough where it can be seen close up.

Flora Plena, Heron's Bill

Flora Plena, Heron's Bill

It stays wonderfully compact and features small, showy, double pink flowers. Also a great selection for the rock garden or alpine trough. This is one of the few garden plants that flowers the entire season long.

Crassula sarcocaulis, Fairy Pink

Crassula sarcocaulis, Fairy Pink

Unique long blooming tropical Sedum. Pink is an absolute favorite of fairies, so this flower-bearing plant will be a hit!

Ageratum, Hawaii Blue, Floss Flower

Ageratum, Hawaii Blue, Floss Flower

Use this low growing Ageratum in the miniature garden to emulate a blue hydrangea.

Aptenia cordifolia variegata, Crystal, Baby Sun Rose

Aptenia cordifolia variegata, Crystal, Baby Sun Rose

Attractive low growing plant originating from South Africa's arid sub tropics. Creeping, hanging succulent with soft, fleshy, cream-edged leaves. Small, deep rose, Ice Plant that flowers all season.

Sedum spurium, Fuldaglut, Stonecrop

Sedum spurium, Fuldaglut, Stonecrop

‘Fuldaglut' is a low-growing, mat-forming, maroon-leafed stonecrop cultivar that grows 2-3″ tall but spreads to 18″ wide. Tiny, star-shaped, rose-red flowers bloom in August. Thick, succulent, maroon leaves that are toothed near the ends.

Portulaca, Toucan Tango, Purslane

Portulaca, Toucan Tango, Purslane

Toucan is a brilliantly-colored purslane variety. The flowers top small, succulent-like foliage that reaches just 2 to 3 inches high but spreads more than a foot in no time. The flowers remain open from early morning until late afternoon.

Cuphea hyssopifolia, Mexican Heather

Cuphea hyssopifolia, Mexican Heather

Mexican false heather is a small tropical evergreen sub-shrub with many charming attributes. Prune lightly in spring if the plant becomes scraggly. When grown as a house plant, it provides lots of bright light but protect from direct sunlight.

Rosemary

Rosemary

Rosemary is a vigorous, easy to grow herb with very broad leaves. The flowers are dark violet-blue. It blooms in the summer and prefers full sun.

Irish Moss

Irish Moss

A flowering plant, and not a moss at all, but spreads slowly to form a dense, evergreen, moss-like carpet with dense, tiny feathery leaves. It is studded with a galaxy of white flowers for a short time in mid-summer.

Lobelia Erinus

Lobelia Erinus

Lobelia is popular for containers or hanging baskets because of its trailing habit. It also makes an excellent ground cover. The plants will be absolutely covered in blooms all summer long!

Creeping Thyme

Creeping Thyme

This is an edible, fragrant, low growing groundcover that looks stunning creeping over rocks or paving. Creeping Thyme will attract butterflies and beneficial insects into your garden, and because it is drought tolerant, and prefers full sun (will grow in partial shade), it is great for covering unsightly areas.

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