Does Your Birth Month Flower Have Special Meaning?
Did you know the month you were born in has a birth month flower? Discover yours, as well as the unique meaning behind the bloom.
Carnation and Snowdrop
January’s birth month flowers are the carnation and snowdrop. Different colored carnations have different meanings. Pink carnations symbolize gratitude, while white carnations display purity and good luck. Red carnations have a romantic connotation. In general, they’re known for representing love, devotion and—perhaps surprisingly—fascination. So, if your birth month flower is a carnation, you’re probably a deeply interesting person!
As one of the first flowers to grow after winter, snowdrops are an emblem of rebirth and renewal. The flowers appear in Greek and Christian mythology, as well as in various cultural legends. Give the gift of snowdrops to someone with a January birthday who is looking for a fresh start in the new year.
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Violet, Iris, Primrose
February has three birth flowers: violets, irises and primroses. Violets carry a number of meanings, including innocence, modesty, faithfulness and love. Primoses represent young love and affection, while irises signify wisdom, trust and admiration.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the birth flower for March is the daffodil! As one of the first flowers to appear after winter, daffodils represent new beginnings and renewal, as well as joy and happiness.
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A welcome sight in the springtime, daisies are the birth flower for the month of April. These cheerful flowers are known for their association with hope, happiness, purity and new beginnings.
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Lily of the Valley, Hawthorn
May’s birth flowers are lily of the valley and hawthorn. Lily of the valley signifies sweetness and purity, while hawthorn is an emblem of hope and happiness.
June’s birth month flower is a classic beauty: the rose. It’s no surprise that roses represent love and devotion, but based on color, they can have a variety of meanings. Red, yellow and white roses all signify different things. June’s second birth flower is the honeysuckle, which represents happiness and affection.
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Larkspur, Water Lily
July’s birth flowers are the larkspur and the water lily. The larkspur (or delphinium) shows love, positivity and an open heart. Like roses and carnations, different larkspur colors have different meanings. The second July birth flower, the water lily, represents purity and rebirth.
The gladiolus and poppy are the birth flowers for August. Gladiolus’ lovely blossoms symbolize strength, integrity and honor, while the poppy embodies respect and remembrance.
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Morning Glory, Aster
September features two gorgeous birth month flowers: asters and morning glories. Morning glories are entwined with love and affection, while asters represent love, wisdom and faith.
October birthdays come with two flowers: marigolds and cosmos. Marigolds signify optimism and prosperity, as well as a celebration of life. Cosmos connect to order, peace and harmony. We especially love these chocolate cosmos flowers!
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November’s birth month flower is the chrysanthemum. Based on their color, chrysanthemums can represent loyalty and honesty, get-well wishes, love, and more.
Holly, Paperwhite Narcissus
It’s perfectly fitting that December birthdays would have holly as their birth month flower (or rather, birth plant). Holly represents happiness and hope, as well as protection. December has a second birth flower, too—the paperwhite narcissus. It’s tied to good wishes, faithfulness and respect. Paperwhite bulb kits make popular holiday houseplants.