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Birth Flowers and Birth Stones

Language of Flowers Birth Flowers

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. Find out what meaning your birth flower has!

Who developed the language of flowers?

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.

Birth Colors: Birth Flowers & Birth Stones


Flower: Carnation
or Snowdrop
Various: - Red, - Pink, - White
Affection, Deep Love, Distinction, Happiness, Fascination, and Lasting Fidelity

Flower: Violet
or Iris
Violet- Purple
Faithfulness, Purity, and Modesty

Flower: Daffodil
or Jonquil
Affection, Cheerfulness, Desire, Grants Wishes, New Beginnings, Respect, and Sympathy.

Flower: Daisy
or Sweet Pea
Pink, Purple
Blissful, Curious, Delicate, Departure, Lasting Pleasures, Playful, and Tenacious
Lily of the Valley

Flower: Lily of the Valley

Complete Life, Humility, Return of Happiness, and Sweetness

 Pearl; Moonstone
Flower: Rose
or Honeysuckle
Various - Red, - White, - Pink - Yellow
Happy, Friendship, Love, Strong, and Beautiful

Flower: Larkspur
or Tulip or Water Lily
Pink, Purple
Good Luck, Laughter, Levity, Lightness, and Open Heart

Flower: Gladiolus
or Poppy
Beauty, Strength of Character, Love, Marriage, and Family

Flower: Aster
or Morning Glory
Various: - Pink, - Purple
Devotion, Daintiness, Filled with Light, Life and Joy, and Symbol of Love

 Opal; Tourmaline
Flower: Calendula
or Marigold or Cosmos
Contentment, Excellence, Loveliness, Good Luck, Grace, Gratitude, Joy,Love of Nature, Comfort, and True Love

 Yellow Topaz; Citrine
Flower: Chrysanthemum

Compassion, Cheerfulness, Friendship, Sensitivity, and Secret Love

 Blue Topaz; Turquoise
Flower: Holly or Poinsettia
or Narcissus or Orchid
Reassurance, Celebration, Success, and Wealth

Birth Flowers By Month Explanation

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.

January Birth Flowers:

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.

February Birth Flowers:

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.

March Birth Flowers:

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 and happiness.

April Birth Flowers:

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 symbolize pleasure or good-bye. In the Victorian era, these flowers formed a part of the bouquet which was sent to someone to convey gratefulness.

May Birth Flowers:

The month of May is associated with the Lily of the Valley flower. It is generally white in color. The flower conveys sweetness and humility. In the Victorian era, it was gifted to convey the romantic message ‘you have made my life complete’.

June Birth Flowers:

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.

July Birth Flowers:

The Larkspur, Tulip, or Water Lily is the flower for July. With its simple form, feelings of open heart and ardent attachment are attributed to it.

August Birth Flowers:

The flower for this month is the Gladiolus or Poppy. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.

September Birth Flowers:

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.

October Birth Flowers:

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.

November Birth Flowers:

The Chrysanthemum, which stands for cheerfulness and love, is associated with the month of November. According to Feng Shui, Chrysanthemums brings happiness and laughter in the house.

December Birth Flowers:

The Holly or Poinsettia or Narcissus or Orchid is woned by December. These flowers symbolize sweetness.

Astrology is a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs which hold that the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details can provide information about personality, human affairs and other "earthly" matters.
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