What's in the Venom Garden?

person sitting wearing venom garden print bra and joggers.

Are you looking for something fun to wear this Halloween? Find the perfect outfit by exploring the Venom Garden, a new collection featuring some of the world's most mysterious plants. Here's a closer look at the foliage that inspired this bewitching print.

Stinging Nettle/Poison Ivy

Across the Venom Garden collection, you'll notice long, green stems complete with bright leaves. This imagery was inspired by two dangerous plants: stinging nettle and poison ivy. Most people associate these plants with the itchy, uncomfortable rashes they cause. However, believe it or not, they're considered beneficial in homeopathic medicine. For centuries, they've been used in herbal treatments for conditions like joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis and eczema.

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley is a small, upside-down flower recognized by its unique bell shape. While it may be pretty to look at, it's highly toxic -- even just one touch can cause severe dermatitis. Despite its poisonous properties, lily of the valley is often used by homeopathic doctors to create medicinal potions. The roots, stems and dried flower tips are believed to improve cardiovascular health, digestion and memory.

Venus Flytraps

If there's one plant that will send shivers down your spine, it's the Venus flytrap. Although it's not poisonous, it is carnivorous -- it lures insects with a sweet-smelling nectar, then traps them inside its "mouth" for a meaty meal. While Venus flytraps are known for their eating habits, they have other properties that make them stand out. For example, they feature beautiful, white flowers that bloom every spring. They're also used in herbal treatments for fever, cough and diabetes.

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet nightshade is identifiable by purple, star-shaped flowers. Each flower has a yellow, horn-like cone protruding from the center. Beginning in May, the flowers may produce berries that range in color from green to red. Feel free to admire the bright berries, but don't consume them -- unfortunately, they're poisonous. While you can't eat the plant, you may use it in your skincare routine. Bittersweet nightshade has been used in herbal remedies for eczema, acne and boils.


The large, purple flowers found throughout the Venom Garden collection are inspired by clematis, a genus of approximately 300 species. Also known as "Queen of the Vines," the plant consists of star-shaped, purple blossoms on green vines. However, don't let the pretty colors fool you -- clematis is dangerous and can cause severe symptoms (including diarrhea and vomiting) if ingested. While the average person should avoid it at all costs, homeopathic doctors often use the plant to make herbal remedies for everything from joint pain to headaches.


Bergamot is one of the few plants in the Venom Garden that isn't actually poisonous. This pale purple flower is summery, fragrant and medicinal -- each one is packed with thymol, an antiseptic that may help reduce inflammation and protect against bacteria. What really makes bergamot stand out, however, is the fact that it's edible. You might find it chopped up in a salad or used as a garnish on a fancy steak.

Explore the Venom Garden Today

Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just need an outfit for Halloween, our Venom Garden collection has you covered. We've transformed these poisonous plants into a spirited set of styles that's perfect for spooky season. Check it out here!