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We’re all too familiar with birthstones. Knowing these gemstones and what they stand for makes it easy for us to find meaningful gifts to our special someone.

But enough about birthstones, we’re not discussing them today. In this post, we’ll take a look at birth month flowers and shed some light on what each of them means. Learning about these beautiful blooms will come in handy when celebrating special occasions, specifically birthdays. You’ll know which kind to order from your trusted online florists to give your loved one a sweet surprise.

Below are the birth flowers for each month and their meanings.

January – Carnation

Carnation represents beauty, pride, gratitude, admiration and divine love. Also called Gillyflower or Clove Pink, this bloom comes in different colours and each one has its own meaning. A white carnation, for example, means pure love while pink means affection, and red means “I love you.”

February – Violet

Contrary to what many may think, the rose is not the flower for the month of February. In fact, it’s actually the violet which symbolises loyalty, faithfulness, chastity, and humility. When given as a gift, this beauty conveys the message that you will stay true to the person you gave it to. Although the purple ones are most common, there are also white ones available.

March – Daffodil

A flower associated with a couple’s tenth wedding anniversary, the daffodil symbolises rebirth or new beginnings. Some say this type of bloom means unequalled love. When given as a gift, these beauties promise happiness.

April – Sweet Pea

Sweet peas symbolise youth, purity, and love. These blooms also signify pleasure and goodbye. In the language of flowers, these blossoms convey the message “Thank you for a lovely time.”

May – Lily

Highly regarded by ancient Greeks, the lily signifies sweetness and humility. This extraordinary flower also expresses honour, majesty, and purity of heart. Giving lilies to a person is like saying “You’ve made my life complete” which is the message connected to these lovely blooms.

June – Rose

The birth flower for June is rose which has long been associated with love, passion, and beauty. Roses can also mean different things depending on the colour. White roses signify purity and innocence, pink roses mean happiness, yellow ones symbolise optimism and friendship, and red roses means “I love you.”

July – Larkspur

Also known as delphinium, larkspur is a symbol of an open heart. It also signifies strong bonds of love and feelings of lightness. Like roses, there are many colour variations of larkspur and each one means something different. White stands for a happy nature, pink means fickleness, and purple represents first love.

August – Gladiolus

Derived from the Latin word “gladius” which means sword, gladiolus represents a number of things. It symbolises strength, calm, integrity, remembrance, and infatuation. Giving someone a gladiolus flower is like piercing his or her heart with love.

September – Aster

Aster, also known as Forget-Me-Not, is considered a symbol of powerful love. It also symbolises faith and wisdom. During the ancient times, people believed that the scent of burned aster leaves could drive away evil and so it has become associated with magical powers. With that, this flower is known for being used as a talisman.

October – Marigold

With its bright autumn colours, marigold is known as a symbol of fierce and undying love. It also signifies affection and grace. Some say marigold symbolises sorrow and sympathy. When offered as a gift, its hidden message is “My thoughts are with you.”

November – Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum signifies optimism, happiness and love. Every colour of the chrysanthemum has its meaning. White means purity, innocence, and pure love while red stands for “I love you.” A yellow one signifies slighted love. This bloom bears the secret message “You’re a wonderful friend.”

December – Poinsettia

More popularly known as the Christmas Star or Christmas flower, poinsettia symbolises good cheer, merriment, and success. It’s only right for it to be the flower for December and the Christmas holidays. The ancient Aztecs considered them as symbols of purity.


Is somebody close to your heart celebrating their birthday soon? Order a bouquet of their birth month flower and make their day truly memorable.