The Cosmos flower that is commonly seen in gardens either belongs to the genus Cosmos Sulphureus (yellow or orange Cosmos) or Cosmos Bipinnatus (purple, pink, or white Cosmos). However, they all come from the same family attributed to Sunflowers, Asters, and Daisies. The name Cosmos derives from “κόσμος” (kosmos), an ancient Greek word that means “order” or “arrangement.” It refers to the world and its cosmic organization that reflects harmony, peace, love, and beauty. Likewise, the Cosmos radiates lovely beauty in its symmetrical, orderly blooms. The velvety petals resemble the simple elegance of a daisy, while its sweet, sugary scent makes it even more inviting.
Different shades of the Cosmos have slightly altered meanings. For instance, bright-colored Cosmos flowers typically symbolize wholeness and peace, while pink Cosmos flowers reflect a mother’s love and general affection. The white Cosmos can also symbolize purity, balance, and modesty. However, no matter what shade you pick, the universal meaning of harmony and love remains.