Plant List

We've created miniature fairy gardens for many large shows and displays over the years. We're proud to have been part of a Silver medal winning garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2017 where we planted a shed roof with a full fairy garden using Fiddlehead products. We're regularly asked which plants are most suitable for fairy gardens, so we've put together a list.

A quick note: plants from supermarkets are often not well cared for and have been forced (grown too fast). This means that they're not as healthy as plants from a nursery or plant specialist, so we recommend you purchase your plants from your local, independent specialist who will usually have grown them from seed.

Limonium cosyrense
– Dwarf statice. Evergreen clumps of dark green leaves,with papery lilac statice flowers in summer. Flowers attractive to bees. Suitable for a trough. Prefers well drained soil,in sun. 15cm

Limonium bellidifolium - Dwarf statice. Neat evergreen basal rosetteof dark green leaves, lilac statice flowers in summer. Flowers attractive to bees. Suitable for a trough. Prefers well drained soil, in sun. 20cm

Raoulia hookeri
– A mat forming alpine with silver-grey leaves covered with white silky hairs and pale green flowerheads in summer. Prefers well drained soil in sun and given protection from winter wet. Suitable for a trough 1cm

Sagina subulata glabrata Aurea
– Pearlwort. A clump of needle-thin golden leaves covered in tiny white flowers in May and June .Forms a ground-hugging mat. Sun or dappled shade. 3cm

Thymus Coccineus Major
– Very prostrate thyme,with deepest pink almost red flowers in midsummer. Flowers attractive to bees. Prefers well drained soil, in sun. 2cm

Sempervivum Blood Tip
- Houseleek. Forms a gently spreading carpet of succulent-looking rosettes,with short sturdy stems of flowers in summer. The rosette that has flowered dies,so the younger rosettes surrounding it take over. Needs well drained soil in sun. 4cm

Aethionema Warley Ruber - Pretty rich pink flowers,over glaucous foliage, in late spring and summer. Suitable for a trough. Prefers well drained soil,in sun. 12cm

Parahebe catarractae Porlock – Slightly trailing stems of glossy green leaves with pretty lavender blue flowers and a distinctive eye, from April to June 15cm

Euryops acraeus – Striking silvery-white bush covered in bright yellow daisy flowers in early summer. Suitable for a trough. It needs a sheltered sunny spot in very well drained soil. 30cm

Thymus Pink Ripple – A fairly prostrate thyme,with lemon-scented foliage,and pretty pink flowers. Flowers attractive to bees. !0cm

Hypericum olympicum uniflorum Citrinum – Glaucous leaves, with large pale lemon-yellow flowers,for weeks in summer. Flowers attractive to bees. Forms a nice mound. Sun or dappled shade 30cm.

Armeria juniperifolia – Dwarf thrift. The plant is like a green pincushion,covered in round heads of pink flowers in early spring, and then on and off later on. Flowers attractive to bees. Suitable for a trough. Sun. 7.5cm

Phlox subulata Tamaongalei – Low growing trailing mound. White flowers with pink lines radiating out of each petal,during spring. Prefera well drained soil,in soil,in sun. 7.5cm

Saxifraga Southside seedling -A mat forming plant with showy,arching panicles of white flowers heavily spotted red ,in late spring and early summer. Prefers well drained soil,in sun. 25cm

Saxifrage Cranbourne – Encrusted saxifrage,with large pink flowers in late winter,early spring.Slow growing. Good in tufa,and suitable for a tough .Sun. 10cm

Thymus serpyllum `Minor – Very prostrate thyme with tiny leaves,pink flowers from midsummer. Flowers attractive to bees. Suitable for a trough. Prefers well drained soil, in sun. 2cm

Sempervivum pittonii – Houseleek. Forms a gently spreading carpet of succulent-looking rosettes,with short sturdy stems of flowers in summer. The rosette that has flowered dies,so the younger rosettes surrounding it take over. Suitable for a trough. 4Cm

Picea glauca albertiana Conica - White Spruce. A neat cone-shaped dwarf evergreen conifer with bright green needle-like leaves. Very slow growing.

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