August Birth Flowers: Gladiolus and Poppy

August Birth Flowers: Gladiolus and Poppy


Are you or a loved one celebrating their birthday in August? Buying floral arrangements featuring birth flowers is perhaps one of the most memorable gifts you can get. Read on to learn everything you need about this month's prettiest birth flowers. 

What are the birth flowers for August?

While some may only have one, Leos born in this month are extra lucky because they get two birth flowers.


Gladiolus are summer-loving florals that florists love to incorporate in chic arrangements to add height and striking colors. These perennial flowering plants are native to tropical regions of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and South Africa. Its name is derived from the Latin word "gladius," meaning sword, due to its elongated shape and leaves. This is why gladiolus is also fondly called sword flowers. 

In flower meanings, gladiolus symbolizes honor, integrity, respect, and strength. But in Victorian times, it was popularly given to romantic interests because they believed its beauty could shoot for the recipient's heart. So aside from being August's birth flower, they are also traditional flowers for 40th wedding anniversary.


The poppy can be an eye-popping addition to birthday flowers, with its vibrant colors and crepe paper-like petals. These gorgeous flowering plants grow abundantly everywhere, especially in Eurasia, Africa, and North America. Its name is derived from the Latin word "pappa," which literally translates to milk because it produces a milky, latex substance when you cut the stems.

Poppies have many interesting flower meanings. They universally represent remembrance and are said to help you keep loved ones who passed away closer to your heart. Therefore, poppy floral arrangements make fitting gifts to offer your dearly departed during their birthday or whenever you miss them. 


Orchid Republic is a local floral boutique with different locations in Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica, and Orange County. We specialize in gorgeous orchids and flower designs in classic and contemporary designs, perfect for memorable celebrations.

Our exquisite signature arrangements make fitting birthday flowers available for same-day flower delivery. We also have charming gift items and luxurious gift boxes that can be personalized per request for a reasonable fee.

Make your loved ones feel special with a stunning birthday bouquet featuring their favorite blooms. Shop flowers online today.



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