Do you know what birth month flowers are? No? No worries, we will tell you!
Everyone’s excited for their birthdays, at least our younger selves were. Excited or not, we all know the significance of birthdays, specifically birth months.
I’m pretty sure you know your zodiac sign, and if you’re into birth symbols, you probably know about your birthstone too. And let’s admit, it is fun to read about your friends and family’s birth symbols and meanings, especially when they’re sitting right in front of you!
Now, if we have birth month trees as well, wouldn’t it be great to have birth month flowers? And we do!
So, gear up; let us take you to the world of birth month flowers.
1. January Birth Flowers
Are you one of the lucky people born in the first month of the year? January is named after the Roman god Janus, the protector of gates and doorways. And what about your birth flowers?
It’s the beautiful carnation and snowdrop! Together, these two delicate flowers symbolize love and distinction.
Dianthus caryophyllus, or what we call the carnation, or clove pink, is considered native to the Mediterranean region. These gorgeous ruffled flowers aren’t afraid to thrive in the cold and symbolize devotion, love, and loyalty.
The snowdrop is another one among the flowers that bloom in cold weather. They are little white bell-shaped, drooping flowers. These flowers, native to Europe and the Middle East, are often considered to symbolize sympathy and consolation.
And since it’s the first flower to bloom at the end of winter and the beginning of spring, it also symbolizes hope.
2. February Birth Flowers
February, the month of love, is named after Februa, an ancient Roman festival of purity. And February borns, do you know your birth flower? Being the month of love, some expects red roses to be February’s birth flower, but it’s not. It’s the violet and the primrose!
Violet, as the name indicates, is a flower of the same color. Only a few flowers bloom in February, and violets are one of them. Their purple-blue petals and heart-shaped leaves are enough to enchant us.
Violets symbolize faithfulness, modesty, humility, innocence, and remembrance.
Primroses are one of the daring flowers to bloom in the weather of February. These flowers can be found in colors ranging from deep red to almost white, and they signify protection, safety, and love.
3. March Birth Flowers
March, the first month of spring in the northern half of the world, is named after Mars, the Roman god of war.
March’s birth flowers are Daffodils and Jonquils. Some of you might be wondering… aren’t they both the same flower? The answer is no. Jonquils come from the same family as daffodils, but they’re not the same.
The daffodil is a six-petal flower with a trumpet-shaped crown and frills at the edge. They’re native to northern Europe and can be grown in most North America except in the hottest and wettest areas.
Since it’s one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, they’re known for rebirth and new beginnings.
Jonquils, often mistaken as another name for daffodil, are another bulbous flower in the same family. They’re also known as rush daffodils and are native to Spain and Portugal. A gift of jonquils symbolizes forgiveness.
4. April Birth Flowers
The name April comes from the Latin word aperire, and this word means “to open“. But in the Roman tradition, April is named after the goddess of love, Aphrodite, who was born from the sea’s foam.
April born people, your birth month flowers are Daisy and sweet pea.
Daisy is a large star-shaped flower with petals around a yellow centre or disc floret, reminding us of the sun, and is native to Europe and Africa. They come in white, yellow, orange, pink, and red colors. Daisy stands for innocence, purity, and true love.
To be specific, white daisies symbolize purity and innocence, yellow ones stand for friendship and joy, pink for affection, and red for love and romance.
Sweet pea is native to Sicily, southern Italy, and the Aegean Islands. They are climbers and need full sun and rich, organic soil. Sweet peas are a way to say goodbye and stand for blissful pleasure, good wishes, kindness, gratitude, and friendship.
5. May Birth Flowers
Is your birthday in May? The month of May is named after the Greek goddess Maia and the birth flowers of May, the breathtaking lily of the valley and hawthorn.
Lily of The Valley
These beautiful flowers are small, dainty, bell-shaped white flowers. Commonly known as May Lilies or May bells, these beautiful flowers are native to Eurasia and have been associated with motherhood, sweetness, and purity.
A wide variety knows Hawthorns of names throughout the world. They can be called quickthorn, thornapple, May-tree, whitethorn, or Mayflower and are native to the whole of the northern hemisphere. Hawthorns, for a long time, has been known to symbolize hope.
6. June Birth Flowers
The sixth month, June, is named after the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth, Juno. And June’s birth flowers are Rose and honeysuckle.
Roses are one of the most beautiful flowers. They’re native to Asia and are available in various colors, including black. Roses of different colors symbolize different things.
Red roses stand for romantic love, pink for admiration, white for purity, orange for desire or excitement, and yellow for happiness.
Honeysuckles are fragrant flowers with four petals and grow in two pairs. They’re known to represent happiness and affection for new love. They’re also known to symbolize nostalgia for first loves or old flames.
7. July Birth Flowers
If your birthday is in July, the month named in honor of Julius Caesar, your birth flowers are larkspur and water lily.
Larkspur, July’s birth flower, is native to the northern hemisphere. Pink larkspur stands for fickleness, while white ones symbolize happiness. Generally, they symbolize positivity and love.
Water lilies are unique lotus-like flowers floating atop the water and are native to temperate and tropical regions. They symbolize purity and rebirth.
8. August Birth Flowers
Hello, people born in August! Did you know your birth month was named after the emperor Augustus? And your birth flowers are…Gladiolus and Poppy.
Sometimes known as sword lily, Gladiolus is native to Europe, Africa, and the Mediterranean. They symbolize remembrance, calm, integrity, and infatuation.
Poppies are another one of the birth month flowers of August. They appear in a wide range of colors, from white to red. White poppies represent consolation, red stands for pleasure, and yellow for wealth and success
9. September Birth Flowers
September was named after the Latin word Septimus, meaning “seventh.” The people born in September have Aster and Morning glory as their birth month flowers.
Aster, a flower with a yellow centre surrounded by a cluster of narrow petals, is native to Europe and Asia. And they’re considered a symbol of powerful love.
With heart-shaped leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers coming in purple, magenta, or white, morning glory is a cute little flower, symbolizing affection.
10. October Birth Flowers
October born fellas, you’re born in a month named after the Latin word octo, meaning eight. And your birth flower is the beautiful Cosmos and Marigold!
Marigolds, available in mahogany, orange, red, and yellow or combinations of these colors, are flowers native to subtropical America. Traditionally, they symbolized despair and grief over loved ones. But today, it stands for passion and creativity.
Cosmos is a pretty flower native to Mexico named after the Greek word kosmos, meaning order and harmony. And thus, it symbolizes order, peace, and serenity.
11. November Birth Flowers
In November, born babies, you have your birthday in the month named after the Roman word nonas, meaning ninth. And your birth flower? It’s a chrysanthemum!
Also known as mums and chrysanths, chrysanthemums are native to Eastern Asia and Northeastern Europe. They come in orange, burgundy, purple, red, and many other colors. The red one symbolizes love and the white for purity. Generally, chrysanthemums stand for friendship and happiness as they’re believed to bring good luck.
12. December Birth Flowers
Do you have your birthday in December? The lovely, snowy month of Christmas? If you’re that lucky, you’ll be glad to know your birth month flowers are the amazing Narcissus and Holly!
Narcissus (paperwhite) is a winter-growing flower, making it a perfect choice for the December birth flower. They’re native to Mediterranean areas and are known to symbolize vanity, rebirth, and rejuvenation.
These climbers are native to eastern North America. Holly reminds us of Christmas. Holly is said to symbolize a wish for domestic happiness. It’s also known for good fortune, peace, and merriment.
So, the next time you intend to gift someone flowers, make sure you choose their lovely birth month flowers!