Birth Flowers and Their Meanings

 January: Carnation & Snowdrop

Carnations, a January flower, love chilly temperatures and have different colors and meanings. Pink carnations symbolize a mother's affection

February: Violet & Primrose

Violets come in purple, yellow, blue, and cream colors. Violets symbolize modesty, humility, and loyalty.

March: Daffodil & Jonquil

Daffodils blossom early in spring, symbolizing rebirth and fresh beginnings. They're also regional. Wales and China believe they bring wealth.

April: Daisy & Sweet Pea

A Scotsman discovered gerbera daises in South Africa in the late 1800s and brought them to Europe. They represent purity, love, and new beginnings.

May: Lily of the Valley & Hawthorn

May's birth flower is lily of the valley. Bell-shaped heads symbolize kindness, motherhood, and humility.

June: Rose & Honeysuckle

Although red roses are the most romantic, other colors have special meanings. Orange flowers symbolize yearning, while pink ones symbolize appreciation and contentment.

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July: Larkspur & Water Lily

Larkspurs are beautiful but dangerous for gardens owing to their height and color.

August: Gladiolus & Poppy

Today, the gladiolus symbolizes strength, integrity, and memory. However, Victorian romantics believed the flowers could pierce hearts and cause infatuation.

September: Aster & Morning Glory

Asters are termed "star" in Greek because they resemble stars. Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh painted them, symbolizing love, knowledge, and faith.

October: Marigold & Cosmos

Marigolds match October pumpkins with their striking orange color. Mediterranean flowers symbolize boldness, passion, and creativity.

November: Chrysanthemum

The single November birth flower, the chrysanthemum, was first grown in 15th-century China. It represents joy, longevity, and loyalty.

December: Narcissus & Holly

December's flower is the paperwhite narcissus. March's is yellow. Paperwhites are named for their paper-thin petals. Purity, faith, and respect.

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