Coxcomb Flowers – Bouquets for Fall
Today Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers‘s wedding flower segment is showing us fresh Fall hues and blooms that are available during this season. She designed a gorgeous bouquet using today’s flower feature, coxcomb. Needless to say, its texture makes the bouquet look so rich. Thank you Heather Nan for the beautiful images!
Coxcomb are a love ‘em or hate ‘em flower. To some they look like velvet and sea coral. They have thick stems, and sort of a v-shaped base, but the top of the flowers is the most interesting.
Coxcomb are available summer to fall. They come in a range of colors, from a light green to a honey-yellow, orange to rust, red, burgundy, and a deep fuchsia. I have seen a dark purple from time to time too.
Here they are used in bud vases, and a bouquet. While they are tricky to use in single vases because they have such thick stems, it’s a good look if your vases have a wide enough opening. They are such an interesting shape that I think they are often at their best when they are isolated. Coxcomb are great in bouquets because you can showcase the tops of them.
Other flowers used in this bouquet are: Hydrangea, Echinops thistle, Amaranthus, Gomphrena, garden rose and maple leaves.
Do you love them or do you think they are best used for Halloween?
All photos by Heather Nan.
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They are so beautiful. I love the warm hue they add and their funny shape just make you want to reach out and touch them.
LOVE them. Making me reconsider my flower look, actually.
I just saw a bunch of coxcombs at the farmers market and thought how lovely the would look as part of a bridal bouquet. I love it!
I really love the bouquet she’s holding.
Last year I took pictures of one of the most autumn-like and wonderful flowers ever!
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Love them, such beautiful texture and warm colours! Great for the mixed bouquet I’m making in October 🙂
LOVE the unique velvety texture and deep colors. These are good flowers to dry and keep. Just beware – as they dry out they shed tiny black bead-like seeds eeeeverywhere. I learned that lesson the hard way! 😉
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Love the rich colors! They bring so much warmth, making it feel like a really heartfelt bouquet.