Bellflower (kikyo - 桔梗) is a white, pink, but most notably purple, five-petal flower and the symbol of unchanging love, honesty. With its vivid purple flowers that come into bloom at the end of summer, the bellflower is intimately associated with the autumn season in Japanese culture.
Kikyo is considered one of Japan’s Five Flowers of Autumn. It is mentioned in numerous haiku devoted to the season. Geisha adorn their hairstyles with hana kanzashi which include this lovely fall flower.
It is made of silk and synthetic silk.