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September 30, 2022 3 min read

The marigold and the cosmo are the official birth flowers for the month of October in the language of flowers. Both marigolds and cosmos are simple to nurture and will add vibrant color to your garden right up until the first frost. Both the marigold and the cosmo have deep symbolic meanings thanks to their extensive cultural associations.

This month, Flower Chimp would like to feature the blooming beauty of cosmos as its flower of the month. While the orange variety has become synonymous with October birthdays, the pink, white, and purple Cosmos are also lovely. Discover the ins and outs of these widely-admired blooms.

 

Flower Of The Month Of October

 

The Meaning Of Cosmos

These daisy-like annual flowers originate in Mexico and can reach heights of up to 6 feet on slender stems. The boldly colored petals spread out from a yellow core. The cosmos flower is commonly used as a symbol of tranquillity and peace in the flower language. Love, innocence, beauty, modesty, joy, and balance are only some of the meanings sent by the flowers.

Orange, red, and yellow cosmos are just a few of the colors that may be found in a bouquet of these cheerful flowers. Pink, purple, and white cosmos are also available. A red cosmos flower denotes love and passion, pink means a mother's love, yellow means companionship, and white means faithfulness and devotion, but the chocolate cosmos bloom is one way to say, "I love you more than anyone could."

Anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial characteristics are just two of the many medical uses of the plant. They have a long history of usage as antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and circulatory aid.


Types Of Cosmos

The widespread growth of numerous species of Cosmos flowers occurs in every country. However, these three species have served as the basis for the vast majority of the varieties of Cosmos growing today:

  • Cosmos bipnnatus
  • Cosmos sulphureus
  • Cosmos atrosanguineus

Flower Of The Month Of October

 

Cosmos Growing Guide

Cosmos is self-seeding and simple to maintain. The plant thrives in high temperatures and dry air, flowering from early summer until the first frost.

The optimal amount of sunlight for a cosmo is at least half a day. Because of their rapid height gain over the summer, certain types will need to be supported.

Overwatering can stunt bloom production, so be careful not to drown your plants.

If you want your flowers to last as long as possible, you should deadhead them. Once the flowers have produced their seed and dried up, you can prune the plants to encourage new blooms. A month or two later, the original plant will bloom again, and the seeds that fall to the ground will germinate in the warm soil and lead to new plants and a denser cluster.

 

Flower Of The Month Of October

 

Birthday Gift Ideas

Someone who was born in October would be delighted to get a beautiful bouquet of Cosmos as a birthday present. People who were born in October have a tendency to be calm and romantic, which is a perfect match for the flower!

You might even add some other types of flowers to the bouquet to give the arrangement some variety in terms of its appearance. Or you might add-on other presents to the present to make it even more memorable for the recipient.