February Birth Flower Gift Guide

Updated: Jul. 08, 2022

Roses are red, violets are blue—and they're the February birth flower too!

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When you think of February flowers, red and pink roses probably come to mind. But it’s actually a flower of a different shade that is the February birth flower: the violet.

Here’s everything you need to know about the February birth flower. (It’s also one of the best purple flowers to attract hummingbirds.) And if your loved ones have February birthdays, we found the best February floral-inspired gifts to help them celebrate.

Not celebrating a February birthday? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered with January, MarchApril, May, June, JulyAugust, September, October, November and December birth flower gift guides too.

What Is February’s Birth Flower?

The Common Meadow VioletAli Majdfar/Getty Images

Violets are the February birth flower. Most well-known for its vibrant hues of purple and blue, these cheerful flowers are found in a rainbow of other colors too. Violets are some of the earliest blooming plants in the garden and can adapt to almost any environment. Surprisingly, there are more than 400 species of violets that can be found all around the world. Not only are these gorgeous blooms the flower of February birthdays, violets are also the official state flower of Illinois, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.

Check out tips for growing African violets.

What Are the Meanings of February’s Birth Flower?

Thanks to their distinct heart-shaped leaves, violets are often associated with love. The gorgeous flowers can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, where they represented fertility and love—and were frequently used in love potions. February’s birth flower also represents modesty, loyalty, wisdom, faithfulness, courage, and humility—traits you might recognize in people born in February.

Psst—here’s what you should know about rose color meanings.

More February Birth Flowers

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Bearded iris

In addition to violets, iris, and primrose flowers are also associated with February birthdays. Rooted in the same meaning of love, iris flowers symbolize hope, wisdom, trust, and admiration. Primrose flowers, which appear as one of the first signs of spring, represent young love and affection.

Now that you know more about February’s birth flowers, we’ve got the perfect gifts for everyone on your February birthday list—from pendant necklaces and stationary to artisan soaps and everything in between.

Psst—have you ever seen a violet-crowned hummingbird?

February Birth Flower Gift Guide

Violet Terrarium

violet terrariumVia Etsy.com

This no-maintenance terrarium comes with everything it needs for the included Persian Violet to thrive all year long. Great news—you never have to water or feed the flowers; simply enjoy the blooms every month. It’s a show stopper!

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Violet Wall Print

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Add a pop of purple color with this beautiful illustration of a vintage seed packet of violets. This artwork also includes the meaning of violets: modesty and faithfulness. Note that the print in shipped in a hard backed envelope but does not arrive framed. Don’t miss these gifts for hummingbird lovers.

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Primrose Flower Seeds

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The gardener with a February birthday would love a gift of primrose mixed color flower seeds. These would be a wonderful addition tucked inside a birthday card or with a gardening subscription box.

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Handmade Night Violet Soap

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These deep purple bars of handmade violet soap are as beautiful to look at as they are to smell. Enjoy the scents of bergamot, lemon, cucumber water, violet, and jasmine in organic shea butter and olive oil soap. Lovely!

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Personalized Violet Stationary

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This stationary set comes with a dozen flat note cards featuring a gorgeous illustration of violets. You choose the personalized name and font. The set comes with matching purple envelopes, of course. Psst—we also found unique gifts for owl lovers.

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Violets and Butterflies Gift Basket

Violetsandbutterflies basketVia Teleflora.com

Surprise that special someone with this thoughtful February birthday-themed flower basket with two blue African violets and pretty purple butterflies. Since violets are a flowering plant, this gift will keep on giving throughout the year. It’s like gifting spring in a basket!

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Violet-scented Candle

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Enjoy the scent of sweet violets, wild berries and soft petals with this small-batch hand-poured soy candle, made in New York. It’s available in two gift-able sizes, with burn times ranging from 15 to 80 hours.

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Violet Necklace Set

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This round gold-plated necklace is adorned with a delicate violet and small rhinestones. This gift comes with a second necklace to create a beautiful layered look. These come in every birthday month flower option, making multiple purchases easy.

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Iris Pin

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This purple iris enamel pin features original artwork hand drawn by the artist. Whether it’s displayed as part of a collection or worn on a lapel, it’s a beautiful gift. Additional flowers are available, including violets. Looking for cardinal-inspired gifts?

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Personalized Flower Violet Mug

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Relax and sip a cup of tea from this lovely mug, featuring a small bouquet of February blooms, a personalized name and the meaning of violets—faithfulness. This gift is available in two sizes and your choice of ceramic or clear glass. Next, check out pretty rose-themed gift ideas.

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