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Carl's The Sims 3 Gardening Guide: Death Flowers

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Sims 3 - Death Flower Plant
Death Flower Properties
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Death Flowers are unique. They have no monetary value, I guess no one wants them. This is crazy given how powerful they are. When the grim reaper approaches and a death flower is in your Sim's inventory, the Sim will exchange it for their life! Holding a few death flowers and using life-extending tricks like Ambrosia, Life Fruit, Young Again LTR and Alchemy potions can effectively make a Sim immortal.

As you can see, Death Flowers are only harvested once before the plant dies.

Finding Death Flowers
Death Flowers can be found in two easy ways:

  • Search our site for special seed locations in each town. Many forum members have provided these spawn points on the various Expansion Pack boards.
  • Many graveyards have death flowers ready for harvest. If they aren't quite harvestable, wait until 5am the next day and check back!

Share locations of special seeds and harvestable death flower.

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CatDog says...
Does anyone know where to find Death Flowers in Isla Paradiso? Ive looked in both graveyards, and cant find any....had a look for some seeds but not sure where the special seeds appear. Any help?!
9th April 2014 11:49am
Erika says...
In Isla, it was given to me when I completed the task of cooking with an "excellent quality" onion that they give you as a work opportunity. My sim worked at Cruzita's grocery and diner.
2nd September 2015 6:17pm
Erin says...
say you die as an adult and use the death flower to be brought back, does it bring you back to the beginning of adult status?
11th October 2013 2:22am
LordXenophon says...
It brings you back at the beginning of your current life stage, whatever that may be. So far as I know, it would even happen to a toddler.
6th July 2017 10:06pm
erica says...
I found three death seeds by fishing with the karma power "get lucky" in the cemetary pond. my sim is also a level 10 fisherman...i dont know if that makes a difference. I also fished with produce i grew in my garden as bait
29th October 2013 6:52pm
Maddie says...
There is also the buydebug cheat, which allows you to place multiple mature plants for free. I have 14 death flowers for one family right now, I'm passing them down each generation until I find a sim I really like!
29th May 2013 8:21pm
Amber says...
If you go to the cheat box and type in buyDeBug and then go to furniture and then organize by function, there is a question mark, click on it and then I believe it's like the 4th tab over and it says "gardening plants and seed spawners. You just go through there and read and find where it says death plant. then click on it and place a few and there you have it!
3rd June 2014 4:34pm
mrDB1 says...
I found the way to keep the original deathflower bush alive while havivng more than one in my private garden

without any cheats.....

'analize the harvestable'on the plant with the science analize beam this does not do any harm to it , clone from sample and plant the flower, result is your very own deathflower bush.
7th June 2014 9:15am
Alex says...
In sims 3 Ambitions you can make your sim master the inventing skill and make a time machine and if you travel in the future you can get a death flower seed
22nd December 2013 2:42pm
Zor says...
do you know if the fairy hidden train green thumb and super green thumb stack or is getting them for a fairy a waste of a slot ?
20th May 2013 5:08am
tammy says...
My sims had 2 death flowers in her inventory but when the grim reaper came, I had no way of getting into her inventory to give it to the grim reaper. Is there a specific way to do this.
23rd September 2013 4:28am
tammy says...
Anyone know this answer
23rd September 2013 6:03pm
SindiDoll says...
I'm having this same issue. all my Sims die of old age regardless of whether or not they hold the death flower. I don't see any way to interact with the death character either with the dying SIM or another SIM nearby who also holds a death flower. it's frustrating as I have read that you can save old age Sims this way.
14th October 2013 4:26pm
BiteMe says...
You don't do anything, and in my experience it's only for sims who die young. Before you shake his hand, a message will come up saying 'For me? It's so pretty! I'll go put it in a vase right away' of something like that. Chasing Grim around your house won't do anything because you're already a ghost.
24th November 2013 10:33pm
Shell says...
Mine died of old age, but then gave her death flower to Grim and he let her live. Now I have no idea if she can still die of old age or if she's immortal now or what!
19th January 2014 3:58am
nafariati says...
The Death Flower will simply reset your Sim to the beginning of their age stage. For example, if your Elder uses one, they will go to the start of the Elder stage.
3rd August 2017 1:35pm
Rachael says...
I have no idea how but a death flower just randomly appeared in my sims inventory, all they had done since I last looked at his inventory is send him to work then fishing! lol :D
27th August 2013 4:34pm
Debbie says...
If you are immortal by having a death flower in your inventory, how do you become normal again?
29th October 2013 9:42am
nafariati says...
Does the Death Flower work on Pets if you have the expansion pack?
3rd August 2017 1:36pm
Playalot says...
Yes it does.
3rd August 2017 9:44pm
Ttbinx says...
With the "green thumb" trait, you have the option to revive the death flower plant, which gives you the chance to harvest one more flower per plant life cycle.
15th November 2018 1:33pm
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