Did you know that every birth month has a flower and that every flower has a unique meaning and tell a story? In a educational sense, flower characteristics such as appearance, color, and scent, have relevance as gifts, just like birth stones. Birth flowers (birthday flowers or birth month flowers) is one of a class of specialized categorizations offered by florists. Find out what meaning your birth month flower has!
The language of flowers was developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The language of flowers was introduced to England in the early 18th century by Mary Wortley, Lady Montague, whose husband was Ambassador to Turkey.
In a cultural sense, flower characteristics such as appearance, colors, and scent, have relevance as gifts. It is believed that it were the Romans who started celebrating birth and birthdays using flowers This was done when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of affection and love during the era when they were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette.
The language of flowers thus evolved when a message was assigned to a specific flower such as a daisy or an aster. Flowers lovers could send hidden romantic messages. SEE what meaning your birth flower has!
Birth Colors: Birth Flowers & Birth Stones
Flower: Carnation or Snowdrop
Color: Various: - Red, - Pink, - White
Meaning: Affection, Deep Love, Distinction, Happiness, Fascination, and Lasting Fidelity
Flower: Violet or Iris
Color: Violet- Purple
Meaning: Faithfulness, Purity, and Modesty
Flower: Daffodil or Jonquil
Meaning: Affection, Cheerfulness, Desire, Grants Wishes, New Beginnings, Respect, and Sympathy.
Flower: Daisy or Sweet Pea
Color: Pink, Purple
Meaning: Blissful, Curious, Delicate, Departure, Lasting Pleasures, Playful, and Tenacious
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Meaning: Complete Life, Humility, Return of Happiness, and Sweetness
Birthstone: Pearl; Moonstone
Flower: Rose or Honeysuckle
Color: Various - Red, - White, - Pink - Yellow
Meaning: Happy, Friendship, Love, Strong, and Beautiful
Flower: Larkspur or Tulip or Water Lily
Color: Pink, Purple
Meaning: Good Luck, Laughter, Levity, Lightness, and Open Heart
Flower: Gladiolus or Poppy
Meaning:Beauty, Strength of Character, Love, Marriage, and Family
Flower: Aster or Morning Glory
Color: Various: - Pink, - Purple
Meaning: Devotion, Daintiness, Filled with Light, Life and Joy, and Symbol of Love
Birthstone: Opal; Tourmaline
Flower: Calendula or Marigold or Cosmos
Meaning: Contentment, Excellence, Loveliness, Good Luck, Grace, Gratitude, Joy,Love of Nature, Comfort, and True Love
Birthstone: Yellow Topaz; Citrine
Meaning: Compassion, Cheerfulness, Friendship, Sensitivity, and Secret Love
Birthstone: Blue Topaz; Turquoise
Flower: Holly or Poinsettia or Narcissus or Orchid
Meaning: Reassurance, Celebration, Success, and Wealth
Below are flowers of the month and their special meanings which are associated with specific months. It would be a helpful guide for gifting flowers for someone's birthday. In a cultural sense, flower characteristics such as appearance, color, and scent, have relevance as gifts.
Though this month falls in a cold and gloomy winter season, it seems like an unlikely time for flowers to bloom, but nature has designed flowers which love the extreme weather. The flower associated with the month is Carnation or Snowdrop and is said to symbolize love, fascination and distinction. Carnation, which is also commonly called Gillyflower, is found in a number of colors from pink to purple-red.
Though this month is associated with St. Valentine's Day and red roses. However, the flower for the month is Violet or Iris. The flower symbolizes faithfulness, humility and chastity. Gifting violets in the Victorian era conveyed the message' I'll always be true'. The flower is found in shades of blue, mauve as well as yellow and cream. The other February flower is the primrose, which lets someone know you can't live without them.
This month is synonymous with the onset of spring (in the Northern Hemisphere). Accordingly the flower associated with this month is Daffodil also known as Jonquil or Narcissus. The colors of the bloom include white, yellow and orange. A gift of these flowers conveys the hidden meaning of friendship, happiness, rebirth, respect, and regard.
This month is associated with the Daisy or Sweet Pea which bloom in a wide range of soft colors as well as two tone colors. It is said to conveys innocence and symbolize pleasure or good-bye and there are five common types. In the Victorian era, these flowers formed a part of the bouquet which was sent to someone to convey gratefulness.
The month of May is associated with the Lily of the Valley flower. It is generally white in color. The flower conveys chastity, sweetness and humility. Sweetly scented and rare, a highly poisonous woodland plant. This flower also signifies a return to happiness. In the Victorian era, it was gifted to convey the romantic message 'you have made my life complete'.
The Rose or the Honeysuckle is the flower of this month. Though roses are available in many colors from red to pink to white to yellow, all with their own special meanings, the underlying message the flowers convey is that of love and passion. The meanings can vary from Love, Passion, Beauty and Perfection. The meaning depends upon the color. For example, Red says love and romance, White symbolizes innocence, purity, and remembrance.
The Larkspur, Tulip, or Water Lily is the flower for July. Levity and Lightness. Its natural beauty comes in gentle hues with refreshing fragrance. There are different meanings for each color. Pink denotes contrariness, White expresses a happy nature, and a first love is usually symbolized by Purple. With its simple form, feelings of open heart and ardent attachment are attributed to it.
The flower for this month is the Gladiolus or Poppy. This long lasting flower bloom comes in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. The Gladiolus stands for sincerity, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation and symbolizes strength of character.
The Aster or Morning Glory flower is the flower for this month. It is found in a number of colors - pink, red, white, lilac and mauve. The name of the flower which looks like a star is derived from the Greek word for star. The flower symbolizes love, faith, wisdom and color.
The Calendula or Marigold or Cosmos is the flower associated with October. For the Hindus, the month of October is associated with festivals like Dusshera and Diwali and Marigold, an auspicious flower is part of religious ceremonies. However, in the English culture, marigold stands for sorrow and sympathy.
The Chrysanthemum, which stands for cheerfulness, compassion, friendship, joy and love is associated with the month of November. Chrysanthemums have different meanings. Red is for Love, White means innocence, and Yellow denotes unrequited love. According to Feng Shui, Chrysanthemums brings happiness and laughter in the house.
The Holly or Poinsettia or Narcissus or Orchid is owned by December. These flowers symbolize sweetness, good cheer, and success. The Poinsettia comes in three colors Red, White, and Pink. “You Are The Special One” is the message this flower sends.