It was blue and had a sweet face, so I brought it home.
I’ve wanted a head planter for awhile, but it took some time to find an affordable one that I liked. I found this cerulean blue version at Lost Mountain Nursery in Marietta, Georgia, earlier in the spring.
I had plenty of “hair” on hand — fish scale sedum is quite prolific in my full-sun garden (see below).
I picked up fish scale sedum at a plant sale in early 2020. It’s a low ground cover that grows into a dense mat of round leaves. The leaves are shaped like fish scales. Fish scale sedum is hardy in zones 4 to 8. It’s pretty happy in my zone 7b garden.
It’s hard to believe that one small plant can spread so quickly, it’s kind of the kudzu of the succulent world. It’s easy to root cuttings from the mother plant. I just placed the cuttings directly in soil and they took root and grew several inches in about 6 weeks.
Here’s where I started:
And planting day:
About 6 weeks later, Blue had a head full of “hair.”
There are plenty of plants that make great “hair” for head planters. Try ornamental grasses, and succulents like burro’s tail and string of pearls.
In the comments, let me know creative and clever head planter ideas you’ve seen.