What is Your Birth Month Flower?

Similar to a birthstone, a birth month flower holds a unique meaning for the one whose birthday month it represents. When you’re looking for a meaningful birthday gift, look no further than a custom-made bouquet with their birth month flower throughout!

From daffodils todaisies, every month has a flower and every flower has a meaning. Find your birth month flower below, then read about your friends’ and loved ones’!

January - Carnation

January’s flower exemplifies admiration, gratitude, and affection. Carnations come in many colors and are one of the few flowers that can withstand January’s harsh temperatures. As a simple, yet beautiful flower, the carnation can either fill a bouquet on its own, or complement a variety of other blooms. Ask your Lovingly florist to include carnations for a January birthday arrangement today!

February - Violet or Iris

February’s flower is greatly debated among floral experts. If you seek the opinion of 10 floral industry experts, you’ll get 5 that say iris, and 5 that say the violet! Both flowers represent wisdom and faithfulness, and they both coordinate with February’s birthstone, amethyst. Whichever flower you choose to symbolize your own or a loved one’s birth month, they’ll be greatly appreciative of the bold blooms to brighten up the dull winter months.  

March - Daffodil

Bring on the spring! March’s weather can cause you to either bundle up for a blizzard or be outside working in the garden in a short-sleeved shirt, you never know. But one thing’s for sure, with March comes spring! (At least, officially.) March 20th is the much-anticipated first day of spring and nothing says spring like a bright yellow daffodil. The daffodil symbolizes happiness, prosperity, and new beginnings.

April - Daisy and Sweet Pea

Unlike the great debate of the February flowers, it’s generally agreed upon that April has two birth month flowers; the daisy and the sweet pea. Daisies are associated with innocence and true to their wildflower roots, they symbolize a carefree and child-like nature. Sweet Peas can be detected by the sweet, perfume-like fragrance that surrounds them. Bring a bunch inside to fill your home with a spring-like scent and brighten the day of anyone who passes through.

May - Lily

One of the most cherished flowers by the ancient Greeks, the lily is believed to have come from the queen of the gods, Hera. They symbolize virtue, purity, and sweetness and come in a variety of colors and styles. The lily’s soft petals and unique beauty makes them a perfect gift for May-born friends and loved ones.

June - Rose

A rose can carry many meanings, depending on its color, and the manner in which it’s given. But no matter what color, they all symbolize love and beauty, making them the perfect go-to flower for when words aren’t enough.

July - Larkspur

The tall stalks and vibrant colors of larkspurs symbolize positivity and love. Depending on the color of the blooms, they can also symbolize fickleness (pink) or a first love (purple). Larkspurs can grow up to 8 feet tall! They make great additions to bouquets and instantly brighten a room, perfect for a July birthday.

August - Gladiolus

A bold flower with sword-like stems, the Gladiolus represents strength, sincerity, and integrity. They come in a variety of colors including pink, red, orange, yellow, purple, and white. Being tall and colorful, they work well by themselves or in an arrangement.

September - Aster

These adorable little “bursts” are wildflowers that are a part of the daisy family. They are most commonly known for their blueish-purple color, which happens to match the September birthstone—the sapphire. The Aster symbolizes wisdom, royalty, and valor and actually means “star” in Greek.

October - Marigold

There’s no better flower for the beautiful fall month of October than the marigold. Their bright gold color compliments the changing leaves of the fall season and symbolize . Sadly marigolds don’t survive when cut, so it’s best to send a fall arrangement with other bright golden flowers, or even a potted plant!

November - Chrysanthemum

More commonly referred to as the “mum,” chrysanthemums are known for their poofy, ball-like blooms. They symbolize loyalty and honesty and are hearty enough to withstand the November weather. Their late-autumn blooming makes them the perfect November birth flower and a great gift for anyone.

December - Narcissus (paperwhite) and Holly

Holly’s bright red berries and shiny green leaves are unmistakably a symbol of the holidays. The holly plant symbolizes protection, since the prickly ends protect the beautiful red berries, it makes perfect sense! The Narcissus is symbolic of hope and good wishes. They’re the perfect “winter white” to add to any holiday or December birthday bouquet.

Know someone whose birthday is coming up? Send a personalized bouquet with their birth month flower, lovingly designed by a local florist.

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