What’s Your Birth Flower & What Does it Mean?
Everyone probably knows their astrology sign and birthstone, but did you know you also have birth flowers? That’s right! Every person also has their own birth flowers that correspond with the month they were born in. The birth flowers are as follows:
- January: Carnations and Snowdrops
- February: Violet and Primrose
- March: Daffodil and the Jonquil
- April: Daisy and the Sweet Pea
- May: Lily of the Valley and Hawthorns
- June: Roses and Honeysuckle
- July: Larkspur and Water Lily
- August: Gladiolus and the Poppy
- September: Aster and Morning Glories
- October: Marigolds and Cosmos
- November: Chrysanthemum
- December: Narcissus (paperwhite) and the Holly
January Birth Flowers: Carnations and Snowdrops
In the middle of winter when the weather is cold, flowers probably aren’t the first thing that comes to mid. But that doesn’t have to be the case! January’s birth flowers are the carnationand the snowdrop. Carnations come in many different colors and each color has a different meaning. For example, a red carnation says “I love you,” making them a great gift for your friends with January birthdays. The snowdrop is a small white hanging flower that represents hope and beauty, and looks absolutely gorgeous when accompanied with fresh carnations.
February Birth Flowers: Violets and The Primrose
When you think of February and flowers, you probably think of a dozen red roses and last-minute Valentine’s Day deliveries. It’s not all about roses in February, though, because the birth flowers are violets and the primrose. Violets symbolizes loyalty, so they make a great birthday gift for your most loyal friend. Primroses are a colorful perennial flower, and sending them means you can’t live without someone. If you have a significant other with a February birthday, skip the roses and send them primrose instead.
March Birth Flowers: Daffodils or the Jonquil
Fun fact: the jonquil is actually a type of daffodil. Sometimes people refer to the March birth flower as daffodils, while others are more specific in saying that it’s the jonquil. Both are correct! Daffodils represent a love that cannot be rivaled, so they make a great birthday gift for your March friends. Because the daffodil’s botanical name is actually the Narcissus, they can also stand for death and rebirth after the self-loving Narcissus in Greek mythology.
April Birth Flowers: Daisies and the Sweet Pea
Daisies are symbolic of innocence and loyal love. They would be a very sweet flower for anyone, but especially any young kids you have in your life. Sweet peas symbolize blissful pleasure, so sending these to any loved ones with an April birthday is a good way to make sure they start a new year off blissfully.
May Birth Flowers: Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn Plant
The lily of the valley represents sweetness and humility, so send your friends with a May birthday a little sweetness in the form of flowers this year. While the lily of the valley is beautiful and a sweet gift, we recommend holding off if you know they have little kids or pets running around their home because they are very toxic if ingested. If that’s the case, send a hawthorn plant! The hawthorn plant represents hope and supreme happiness.
June Birth Flowers: Roses and Honeysuckle
Roses are a popular choice for every season and occasion, and that’s because they have so many different meanings. There really isn’t an occasion that a rose doesn’t work in. If you’re sending roses for a loved one’s birthday this June, you might want to go for a pink rose for happiness or red roses to tell them “I love you.” If you’re looking for a more unique flower this June, try the honeysuckle! Honeysuckles mean everlasting love. Bonus- these flowers are a hummingbird magnet!
July Birth Flowers: The Larkspur and the Water Lily
The larkspur is another flower that has a few meanings! Some good ones for a loved one’s birthday are white, which stands for happy nature, and purple, which typically represents a first love. A different option for the month of July is the water lily. The water lily signifies purity and majesty. Make the birthday guy or gal feel like royalty on their special day with a special water lily delivery.
August Birth Flowers: The Gladiolus and the Poppy
The gladiolus is a beautiful pink flower that represents integrity and infatuation. Ready to take that crush to the next step? Send them the gladiolus for their birthday! Poppies are another August flower, and they have different meanings depending on what color they are. Red poppies mean pleasure, while yellow poppies mean wishes for wealth and success. Both are great sentiments for a birthday celebration!
September Birth Flowers: The Aster and the Morning Glory
Asters are a pretty, purple symbol of powerful love. The other September flower is the morning glory. Morning glories are a symbol of affection. They may be simple, but sending a morning glory and asters to your September born friends is a beautiful way to send love and affection their way on their special day.
October Birth Flowers: The Marigold and Cosmos
October’s birth month flowers are marigolds and cosmos, and no we don’t mean the drink! (But a birthday drink couldn’t hurt!) Marigolds are gifted as a symbol of undying love, while cosmos are symbolic of order, peace, and serenity. Bonus points if cosmos are planted in your garden; they will attract birds, bees, and butterflies!
November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemums
Different colored chrysanthemums mean different things. Red chrysanthemums mean “I love you,” white means innocence and pure love, while yellow means a slighted love. In Chinese or Japanese culture, they symbolize youth and it’s thought that placing a chrysanthemum petal at the bottom of a wine glass will enhance your longevity and prevent grey hair. November babies ought to give that a try this year on their birthday (if they’re old enough, of course!)
December Birth Flowers: Holly and the Paperwhite
It’s very appropriate that the holly is one of December’s birth flowers, since it represents domestic happiness. The holiday season is all about time spent with family and loved ones at home after all! If you have a friend born in December that’s not really into Christmas, don’t worry! The other December birth flower is the narcissus paperwhite! This flower means you want your loved one to stay with you wherever you are.
No matter when you were born, there’s one thing every month can agree on, getting flowers for your birthday is great! Check out all the birth flowers our Fort Worth Flower Shop has to offer for a loved one’s birthday celebration, where you’ll find gorgeous birth flowers and more!