Poisonous silk flowers
May 17, 2016 11:41 AM   Subscribe

I've got a 4" tall blue poison bottle not unlike this one that I think would look quite nice as a bud vase. I'd quite like the flower to be poisonous but - because I have 3 cats and a black thumb - I want it in silk. So, I'm looking for recommendations for a poisonous flower that's small enough to go in a bud vase, and which I can get as a fake flower. Easy, huh? :)
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
You can spray paint most types of those fake/silk flowers....we made cheap black roses for a vampire themed murder mystery dinner back in college.
posted by Captain_Science at 11:47 AM on May 17, 2016

(White) Oleander?
posted by Melismata at 11:49 AM on May 17, 2016

posted by Iris Gambol at 11:54 AM on May 17, 2016

posted by sciencegeek at 11:57 AM on May 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

For something that small, I'd say maybe lily of the valley.
posted by specialagentwebb at 11:59 AM on May 17, 2016 [4 favorites]

Do you need the flower specifically to be poisonous? Or just some part of the plant?

I think that foxglove (many of which are a source for digitalis) might overwhelm your little vase, but maybe an opium poppy?
posted by sparklemotion at 12:02 PM on May 17, 2016 [3 favorites]

Yep, silk lily of the valley, a nice small spray. Easy to find because they're popular as part of wedding kit. Comes with bonus Breaking Bad pop culture reference.
posted by xyzzy at 12:05 PM on May 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

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