Birth Flowers & Their Meaning

Birth Flowers & Their Meaning

Posted by Cambria Connell on

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS

Floriography, the language of flowers, was discovered by the French and English in the 1700's in Turkey. This language shows us that every flower has a meaning and can convey certain feeling and emotions. Our ancestors used the gifting of flowers to express sentiment, to help express feelings, to remember and to celebrate.  

Although this language isn't as well known today, the meaning behind gifting flowers and the sentiment it brings is still widely known.

BIRTH FLOWERS

A newer trend in floriography has been to attribute each month it's own flower with corresponding characteristics. These characteristics are thought to be "inherited" by anyone born in that month. 

Knowing about birth flowers can come in handy when choosing the perfect gift - whether it be a bouquet of flowers or a pendant with their birth flower on it (or someone's they love).

Below is our guide to the birth month flowers and the characteristics that go with them:

Birth Flower Chart

 

 BIRTH FLOWERS BY MONTH

January Birth Flower

The traditional flower for January is the carnation.

The carnation has many different meanings, depending on their colour, but generally they symbolize devotion, loyalty and love. 

If you were born in January, you're most likely a very loving, devoted person and someone who is extremely loyal.

GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

  • someone born in January - the carnation is the traditional birth flower for January and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
  • someone you admire or have deep love for
  • a mother
  • someone who loves carnations! 

     February Birth Flower

    The traditional flower for February is the violet

    The violet is symbolized by modesty, loyalty and faithfulness. 

    If you were born in February, you're most likely a very modest and faithful person.

    GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

    • someone born in February - the violet is the traditional birth flower for February and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
    • let someone know you'll always be there for them.
    • someone who loves violets! 

     March Birth Flower

    The traditional flower for March is the daffodil.

    The daffodil is a symbol of new beginnings/rebirth, unequaled love and prosperity.

    If you were born in March, you're most likely a cheerful, optimistic person who brighten's people's days. 

    GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

    • someone born in March - the daffodil is the traditional birth flower for March and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
    • someone who is beginning something new in their life 
    • someone who is starting over
    • someone who loves daffodils! 

     April Brith Flower

    The traditional flower for April is the daisy.

    The daisy is a symbol of innocence, loyal love and purity.

    If you were born in April, you're most likely a loyal, innocent, loving person.

    GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

    • someone born in April - the daisy is the traditional birth flower for April and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
    • someone who needs a reminder of how they were as a child - when they were unfettered by the world, pure and innocent.
    • brighten someone's day!
    • someone you love
    • a new mother
    • someone who loves daisies! 

     May Birth Flower

    The traditional flower for May is lily of the valley.

    The lily of the valley symbolizes sweetness, purity, motherhood and a return to happiness.

    If you were born in May, you're most likely a sweet, happy and kind hearted person. 

    GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

    • someone born in May - the lily of the valley is the traditional birth flower for May and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month.
    • for your mother on her birthday
    • someone you find sweet and pure
    • someone who loves lily of the valleys! 

       June Birth Flower

      The traditional flower for June is the rose.

      The rose carries many different meanings, depending on their colour, but in general they symbolize love, beauty and devotion. A red rose symbolizes passionate, "I love you" love. A yellow rose represents friendship. A pink rose represents happiness and a white rose represents innocence, purity and new beginnings. 

      If you were born in June, you're most likely a very loving person in both your romantic relationships and your friendships. 

      GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

      • someone born in June - the rose is the traditional birth flower for June and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
      • someone you love deeply.
      • someone you honour and have great respect for.

       July Birth Flower

      The traditional flower for July is larkspur.

      Larkspur is a symbol of positivity, love, an open heart and dignity.

      If you were born in July, you're most likely a loving, kind-hearted person to be around.

      GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

      • someone born in July - the larkspur is the traditional birth flower for July and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
      • lift someone's mood
      • someone who is positive and open hearted in your life
      • someone who loves larkspurs! 

       August Birth Flower

      The traditional flower for August is the gladiolus.

      Gladiolus symbolizes strength of character, faithfulness, integrity and sincerity.

      If you were born in August, you're most likely a strong, independent and sincere person.

      GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

      • someone born in August - the gladiolus is the traditional birth flower for August and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month.
      • show someone you care
      • brighten someone's mood
      • someone who loves gladioli! 

       September Birth Flower

      The traditional flower for September is the aster.

      Aster is a symbol of powerful love, wisdom and affection.

      If you are born in September, you're most likely a wise and affectionate person who loves to show their love.

      GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

      • someone born in September - the aster is the traditional birth flower for September and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
      • someone you have love and affection for 
      • to brighten someone's day
      • someone who loves asters! 

       October Birth Flower

      The traditional flower for October is marigold.

      Marigold is a symbol of passion, creativity, the drive to succeed and fierce love.

      If you were born in October, you're most likely a creative, passionate, hard-working and driven person.

      GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

      • someone born in October - the marigold is the traditional birth flower for October and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
      • encourage someone to reach their potential
      • promote joy and cheer
      • someone who loves marigolds! 

      November Birth Flower 

      The traditional flower for November is chrysanthemum.

      The chrysanthemum symbolizes loyalty, honesty, love, friendship and happiness.

      If you were born in November, you're most likely an honest, happy and loyal friend. 

      GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

      • someone born in November - the chrysanthemum is the traditional birth flower for November and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. 
      • show loyalty to someone in your life
      • support someone in your life
      • show your love
      • a friend to show your lasting friendship
      • someone who loves chrysanthemums! 

       December Birth Flower

      The traditional flower for December is narcissus.

      The narcissus is a symbol of hope, good fortune and merriment.  

      If you were born in December, you're most likely a hopeful and happy-go-lucky person.

      GIFT THIS FLOWER TO:

      • someone born in December - the narcissus is the traditional birth flower for December and makes the perfect gift for someone born in this month or someone who has loved ones born in this month. bring someone good fortune and hope
      • send good wishes to someone
      • someone who loves narcissus! 

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