Floral Friday: Chocolate Cosmos

Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2009

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Cosmos Atrosanguineus

*Availability- June, July, August, September and October

*Colors- Burgundy (chocolate brownish)

*Characteristics- Small 1-2″ daisy-like blossoms with a textured center on thin, leafless 12-18″ stems.

*Meaning- Decadence; Modesty; Associated with 2nd wedding anniversary

Ah……..Chocolate Cosmos, truly the only flower in the world that really does smell like chocolate. I am so crazy about chocolate, I just had to have this flower for my wedding. The only problem, I got married at the end of November and it’s season ends around the beginning of October. I did think for a second that maybe we should change our wedding date, crazy huh?

chocolatecosmosbouquetCheck out this fantastic bouquet from Soulflowers of San Fransisco made with chocolate cosmos, calla lilies and feathers.

Chocolate cosmos is a relatively small and delicate flower that works so well alone or as an accent combined with other flowers.

chocolatecosmosminiHere it is alone from Country Living, cute idea for a junior bridesmaid or flower girl (love it mixed with pink).

wreathor here it is mixed in with dahlias and with lighter and brighter colors (it’s so fantastic with bright green). This photo is from one of my favorite floral blogs The Treasured Petal in California, her work is amazing.

Thanks for stopping by….

Warm regards,

jeanne-sig-sm-white

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2 Responses to “Floral Friday: Chocolate Cosmos”

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