Sending a thoughtful gift of birth month flowers shows someone special that you're thinking of them. What are birth flowers? They're the blooms that thrive in the months when you are born.
There are birth flowers for each month. However, birth flowers are not just for birthdays. Read on to learn about birth flowers by month and their meaning.
January: Snowdrop and Carnation
Carnations are the perfect flower for someone you love and admire. Both the carnation and snowdrop symbolize hope.
February: Violet, Iris & Primrose
The violet symbolizes love, modesty, virtue, and faithfulness, working well in wedding bouquets. The primrose is usually a pale-yellow perennial. All the February birth flowers signify love.
March: Daffodil and Jonquil
A daffodil’s cheerful yellow flowers herald the end of the cold winter months and usher early spring. Both March birth flowers symbolize happiness and prosperity.
April: Daisy and Sweet Pea
The daisy’s bold bloom and the sweet pea’s delicate blossom make great April birth flowers. Both flowers represent happiness and loyalty. Sweet pea’s purity signifies innocence.
May: Lily of The Valley and Hawthorn
The lily of the valley is particularly prized because of its elegant lines. Brides traditionally choose this bloom as it represents motherhood. Both blooms symbolize blissful pleasure, humility, and happy new beginnings.
June: Rose and Honeysuckle
The powerfully sweet fragrance of both June birth flowers is outstanding. Use the flowering vines of the honeysuckle to delicately offset the sometimes-brash rose.
Regarding meaning, a rose sends a secret message. Red roses represent romance, love, and passion. They represent devotion.
July: Larkspur and Water Lily
The most popular July birth flowers are the larkspur or frost flowers. The meaning of these bright flowers changes depending on the colour:
- Purple: The colour is ideal for your first love.
- Pink: Steer clear of this one for a romantic partner as it represents a fickle heart.
- Blue: These are ideal for bereavement as they symbolize grace.
August: Gladiolus and Poppy
The Gladiolus blossom or sword lily is the more glamourous of the two August birth flowers. They are available in a wide range of colours, making it easy to personalize your gift. They represent honesty, sincerity, and moral fortitude.
September: Aster and Morning Glory
Asters are the safest September birth flowers. They come in a few different colours and represent faith, wisdom, love, and affection.
October: Marigold and Cosmos
October birth flowers are known for their bright colours and delicate petals. The Marigold represents optimism, prosperity, and determination.
November: Chrysanthemum and Peony
Chrysanthemums, representing good luck, are the more popular November birth flower. They come in vibrant colours, and so are an ideal gift to portray honesty, happiness, and friendship.
December: Narcissus & Holly
Of the December birth flowers, the Narcissus is more popular. They're delicate in appearance and represent hope, good wishes, and respectfulness.