We all know that everybody loves giving and receiving a birthday flower delivery. But did you know that our birth month determines our birth flower? That’s right — we all have a flower that we can call our own. What’s even cooler is that these flowers can tell us a bit about ourselves based on their symbolism.
In fact, there’s a whole language based on flowers and what they symbolize! So before you give someone a Bouq, learn a little about what message you’re sending them. Each flower symbolizes something different, and you may even find that the symbols of these birth flowers match the traits of those born in the corresponding month.
January Birth Flower: Carnation
In the cold and darkness of winter, carnations provide simple blooms that everyone appreciates. It’s no wonder they symbolize fascination since they can bloom in conditions that few other flowers can. People born in January are just as loved and appreciated as these blooms!
What’s even cooler about carnations is that each color has a different symbol. Light red flowers symbolize admiration while dark red flowers symbolize love. So go ahead and pick a color that matches the message you want to send.
Carnations are often the supporting characters in stylish flower bouquets, just like your loyal friend who is always there to support you.
February Birth Flower: Primrose
If you’re assuming the February birth flower is a classic red rose, think again. The flower for this month is the primrose. While the primrose is a member of the rose family, its symbolism is different from the standard rose.
This delicate yellow perennial is a symbol of youthfulness and the first love that comes with it. The name primrose actually comes from the Latin word “primus” which means first. This name is derived from the fact that primroses are some of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. Although the primrose is a symbol of young love, it also symbolizes devotion. Yes, the two can coexist!
March Birth Flower: Daffodil
With bright yellow flowers that emerge from a bulb, daffodils bring new life and color after a long winter. It’s no question why they symbolize new beginnings and rebirth.
Along with relating to all things new, daffodils also are a symbol of respect. Maybe this is because these flowers wait underground all winter long before they emerge in the spring. When they do arrive, their yellow blooms put a smile on everyone’s face.
April Birth Flower: Daisy
The bright and cheerful daisy is the birth flower for April. These simple flowers encourage an optimistic look on life and make you believe that even the ugliest situations can transform into something beautiful. We all know we can use that reminder.
The daisy’s bright colors and fun petals have a sassy attitude that explains why this flower symbolizes playfulness. If you want to boost someone’s day, sending them some daisies is a surefire way to do so.
May Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley
The dainty and fragrant lily of the valley pops up in the spring after overwintering as a bulb. The bell-shaped white flowers bring about feelings of joy and inner peace, which explains why the flower is used as a symbol of these feelings.
The small white flowers are also linked to purity, and the cuteness of the small blooms brings a bit of sweetness. In Germany, the emergence of these flowers is a reminder of all the joy that is to come in the year ahead.
June Birth Flower: Rose
As the classic Valentine’s Day flower, the history of roses symbolizing love goes all the way back to the time of ancient Greeks and Romans. Greeks associated the rose with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty, and passion, while Romans associated the rose with Venus, a goddess of love and romance.
When you give a friend a rose, the color you choose impacts what you’re telling them. White roses symbolize honor, so they’re the perfect way to send your condolences after a loss. To send a message of passion and romance, stick with a red rose.
July Birth Flower: Larkspur
With spikes of flowers that grow skyward, larkspur can make anyone smile. These flowers, also known as delphinium, make you want to head out and take on the world. If you were born in July, chances are you’re full of positivity and charm, which is part of the reason everyone loves you.
But Larkspur isn’t only for people born in July. It’s also the perfect flower for someone that needs a bit of encouragement or is in the middle of a big transition. It’s hard to stay gloom and doom when you’re looking at the flowers adorning larkspur’s tall stem. And since they come in shades of purple, pink, and white, you can choose a color you love.
August Birth Flower: Poppy
The whimsical poppy features petals that stand strong despite their delicate appearance. When you watch poppies wave in the wind, it’s easy to see why they symbolize calmness. Along with their appearance, parts of poppies also have calming effects, which further explains this symbolism.
These flowers are also tied to a powerful imagination and a sense of luxury.
September Birth Flower: Aster
Asters stand strong throughout all kinds of weather, which explains why they symbolize stability and patience. While their many petals are gorgeous, they don’t have a shocking beauty, but rather an understated elegance. No matter what you’re going through, you can always have faith that asters will be there for you to brighten your day.
Since asters are associated with valor, they can also give you the strength to face your daily battles.
October Birth Flower: Marigold
With bright golden colors that match the changing leaves, the marigold is the perfect birth flower for October. These flowers symbolize warmth and passion, and their warming yellow, orange, and red colors make it easy to see why.
Marigolds are also associated with the sun and the strength it provides to all life on Earth. Since they’re so bright, marigolds are used during the Day of the Dead to guide deceased relatives to visitation altars.
These warm flowers are also associated with creativity, so they’re ideal if you’re stuck in a rut.
November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum
Just as the weather begins to cool, chrysanthemums begin to bloom. These cheerful flowers, also known as mums, bring a pop of color to the world as leaves fall from the trees.
Mums come in colors including purple, yellow and orange; and they symbolize friendship and compassion.
December Birth Flower: Narcissus
The narcissus is a group of flowers that can be distinguished from others by their trumpet-like centers. All types of narcissus flowers ring out messages of prosperity, good wishes, and hope.
If someone is feeling a little confused about life, a narcissus may help them find some clarity. Once they’ve cleared their mind, these blooms may inspire movement in the right direction.
Daffodils and jonquils are two common types of narcissus, but other flowers are also considered narcissus.
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