Best Plants for Fairy Gardens

Best Plants for Fairy Gardens

Spring is coming soon! So it's high time to stop dreaming and start gathering ideas to make your own fairy garden 🧚 ! Even if you've never met a fairy in person, it's well known that fairies and unicorns love flowers. And the more colorful those flowers are, the better! So it goes without saying that creating your own fairy garden at home is a great way to attract local fairies.

So this is the perfect time to share with you some of the plants that have proven to be the most popular with fairies. In this article, we'll introduce you to our top 7 plants for a fairy garden. Let's get started !

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1) Sempervivum

Sometimes called "indoor leeks", these pretty little plants have beautiful succulent leaves that normally grow in lovely rosettes that fairies are known to love. They are a great addition to a fairy garden as they stay green all year round. They are quite hardy little things and like to be planted where they will get plenty of sun ☀️.

Domestic leeks are a great place to rest for a fairy. Some have lovely star-shaped flowers in summer, and their color varies from bright green to deep red.


2) Thyme

Plants that smell as good as they look are bound to be an excellent choice ! Thyme creates a lovely carpet of grey-green foliage with beautiful pink flowers in summer. Not only is it bright, which is perfect for attracting fairies (and bees and butterflies), but its soft, spongy structure makes an ideal carpet for fairies to dance on.

When you start looking for fairies in your garden, you can try going out in the early evening and see if you can smell a hint of the lovely scent of thyme - it could mean a fairy has wandered among your flowers 🌼.


3) Sedum

Any plant that attracts bees and butterflies is a must for your fairy garden, which makes Sedum plants the perfect addition ! Adding Sedum to your fairy garden will encourage lots of bees, butterflies and perhaps unicorns in disguise to come.

Another plant with juicy, succulent foliage, Sedum tends to flower in late summer. This makes it ideal for adding a final splash of color before autumn arrives again. Sedum dies back during winter and reappears in spring. Choose the plant carefully, as some varieties can grow quite large.


4) Delosperma

If you've chosen a warm, sunny spot for your fairy garden, then Delosperma, or ice flower as it's also known, should be your plant of choice. It has masses of brightly colored rosette flowers 🏵️, blooms all summer and will make even the most reserved fairy jump for joy !


5) Hawthorn

Hawthorn is a beautiful plant that will love to climb the edges of your pot to provide a fun setting for fairies of all ages ! It has lots of star-shaped flowers in a beautiful blue color. Fairies love the pretty purple flowers of the Hawthorn. The only thing to watch out for with this one is that it doesn't try to take over your entire fairy garden. If it does, cut it back gently.


6) Saxifraga

Saxifragas are known for their pretty little flowers that stand on tall wiry stems above a mound of green foliage. Cut them back a little after they have bloomed and they will look even better next year. These plants like a bit of shade during the hottest part of the day, so they are perfect for peeking out to see if you can find a little fairy napping in the afternoon. Unicorns will also love visiting your fairy garden with them !


7) Carnations (Dianthus)

This amazing plant produces so many flowers in summer that it is certain to attract fairy families from far and wide ! Available in a multitude of colors and even with a lovely two-tone effect, carnations (also known as Dianthus) love to be in the sun and give off a delicate scent when a fairy brushes against them.


A tip : remove wilted flowers 🥀 to encourage more flowering, which will allow your fairies to extend their stay in your garden ! It's a very good idea to do some research before you decide which plants to choose.

Think about where you are going to put your fairy garden, it could be in a pot or in a larger space. You can also take a walk around the area to see if there are any fairies living there. You can then make your garden closer to them, to bring in as many as possible ! Once your fairy garden is well planted and growing, all you have to do is put a comfortable chair or cushion nearby and settle in. Now it's your turn for some quiet, magical, fairy-tale moments ! ✨

And to decorate your fairy garden, we have reserved a whole collection of Unicorn Figurines for you ! They will decorate your flowers and plants while attracting legendary equids ! Just click on the image below to discover them.

Madison Keys

As a writer by trade and passionate about the unicorn, I like to share my knowledge and offer advice to all those new to the field.

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