Flowers Meanings: What Is Your Birth Flower?

Flowers Meanings: What Is Your Birth Flower?

What month were you born?

By now, you probably know everything there is to know about your Chinese zodiac sign, animal sign, or birthstone. But have you ever heard about birth flowers? Like other birth symbols mentioned above, experts believe they can say something about a person’s personality or preferences.

Learn all about your birth flower and see if what it says about you is true.

An informative read, it also might give you a clue as to what kind of flower arrangement to give a friend or a loved one born on a particular month.

January birth flower

  • Birth Flower: Carnation 
  • Meaning: Love and fascination 
  • Pink carnation symbolizes a mother’s undying love.
  • It's the perfect star for Mother's Day flowers.


February birth flower

  • Birth Flower: Iris
  • Faith, valor, and wisdom (Iris)
  • An iconic symbol of France, fleur de lis
  • The ideal flower to give a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary

purple iris

March birth flower

  • Birth Flower: Daffodil 
  • New beginnings
  • A bouquet of daffodils is said to be the best gift to send someone your best wishes and good luck. On the contrary, others link single-bloom daffodils to bad luck.

April birth flower

  • Birth Flower: Daisy
  • Innocence, loyalty, and purity
  • A flower that can represent a shared secret between two friends.

white daisy

May birth flower

  • Birth Flower: Lily of the valley 
  • Purity, sweetness, and humility
  • Interestingly, its scientific name “majalis,” literally translates to “of May or belonging to May.”
  • Princess Grace of Monaco, Princess Diana, and the Duchess Catherine of Cambridge all chose lily of the valley for their wedding bouquets. 

June birth flower

  • Birth Flower: Rose 
  • Love, romance, and passion
  • In Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, gave Eros this flower.
  • In Egyptian history, Cleopatra, the last lady ruler of Ptolemic Egypt, ushered in her lover Mark Antony with a bedchamber flooded with fragrant rose petals. 

    July birth flower

    • Birth Flower: Delphinium
    • Derived from the Greek word for “dolphin,” which strongly resembles its shape 
    • Also known as larkspur, delphinium stands for someone’s open heart and ardent attachment.


    August birth flower

    • Birth Flower: Gladiola 
    • Comes from the Latin word “gladius,” meaning sword, because of its sword-shaped foliage; sometimes called the sword lily.
    • Describes strength, moral integrity, and infatuation
    • Giving a bouquet of gladiola to someone means piercing his or her heart with a burning passion.


    September BIRTH FLOWER

    • Birth Flower: Aster 
    • Love and patience 
    • Named after the Greek word for star
    • These daisy-like perennials have petals that look like a twinkling star.

    October birth flower

    • Birth Flower: Marigold 
    • Warm and everlasting love
    • Grief and sorrow
    • A striking perennial often associated with the light of the sun, marigolds are also a beautiful mosquito-repellent flower. 
    • In some traditions, marigolds are used in funerals and offered or planted on a loved one’s grave.

    November birth flower

    • Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum
    • Friendship, optimism, joy
    • For the Japanese, the amazing order of the chrysanthemum’s petals is an epitome of perfection. 
    • Confucius considers chrysanthemum an object of meditation.

    December birth flower

    • Birth Flower: Poinsettia
    • Good cheer, merriment, success
    • Poinsettia is the official Christmas flower.
    • The ancient Aztecs believe poinsettia embodies purity.


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