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Birth Month Flowers and the Meaning Behind Them

Come learn about the birth flowers for each month along with what each signifies.
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You may know that there are birth month stones, colors and signs, but did you know that each month is signified by its own birth flower, as well? Some months even have two birth flowers! So, this may lead you to wonder, “What are the birth flowers for each month?” That’s where our vast floral knowledge comes in! We’ve got a list of birth month flowers below that not only lists the birth flowers for each month, but also describes their various symbolic meanings. So, let’s run down the birth flowers for each month, starting with January.

January Birth Flowers – Carnation and Snowdrop

To start, January’s birth flowers are the carnation as well as the snowdrop, both of which are synonymous with the winter season. Carnations are beautiful flowers that come in a variety of striking colors, and they can symbolize love and admiration as well as purity and luck. Snowdrops, which grow only between January and March, are white flowers that symbolize hope and rebirth.

February Birth Flowers – Violet and Primrose

As a symbol of modesty, faithfulness and spiritual wisdom, the violet is but one of the two birth flowers for February. The other February birth flower is the primrose, which is a yellow perennial that is often cited with meanings of love.

March Birth Flower – Daffodil

As spring is sprung in late March, it makes sense that this vibrant, bright bloom would be the birth flower for the month. The daffodil appropriately symbolizes new beginnings, but also has been said to mean good luck, prosperity and faithfulness, as well.

April Birth Flowers – Daisy and Sweet Pea

For April, the birth flowers are the daisy and sweet pea. Daisies have petals that are available in various colors from pink to white, all with vibrantly-colored centers. The daisy symbolizes purity as well as innocence, and can be great for new or young mothers, as it also can be a symbol for motherhood and fertility. The sweet pea, which is revered for its sweet scent, is a symbol for blissful pleasure.

May Birth Flowers – Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn

May’s birth flowers are the lily of the valley and hawthorn, both of which are often white blooms. The lily of the valley, like the daisy, also symbolizes motherhood, making it a good choice for Mother’s Day! The lily of the valley also signifies sweetness and purity, while the hawthorn flower is often synonymous with fertility.

June Birth Flowers– Rose and Honeysuckle

The birth flowers for June are the rose and honeysuckle. Of course, the rose, which is available in too many colors to count, is a great symbol for love. It also signifies faith, honor and devotion, making it the perfect romantic gift for your sweetheart. You probably already knew that, but you may not know that the honeysuckle flower symbolizes happiness!

July Birth Flowers – Larkspur and Water Lily

Yet another month with two choices, July’s birth flowers are the larkspur and water lily. Larkspur flowers come in deep, beautiful colors including hues of purples and pinks, and symbolize dignity, grace and positivity. As for water lilies, this flower signifies purity and rebirth.

August Birth Flowers – Gladiolus and Poppy

The August birth flowers highlight the gladiolus and poppy. Gladiolus, which come in a variety of colors, is a symbol for strength of character, integrity and persistence. Poppies, on the other hand, are known for their striking red hue, and often signifies imagination.

September Birth Flowers – Aster and Morning Glory

For September’s birth flowers, you have the choice between the aster and morning glory. Asters, which are often referred to as starworts or frost flowers, are found in pinks, whites and reds most commonly, and symbolize wisdom, faith and valor. Morning glories, on the other hand, symbolize unrequited love and feature star-like centers.

October Birth Flowers – Marigold and Cosmos

The October birth flowers are the marigold and cosmos, two bright and beautiful blooms. The marigold really is perfect for the fall months due to its golden-orange color, and can be meant to symbolize passion, creativity and a drive to succeed. Cosmos, on the other hand, come in vibrant colors like pinks, oranges and purples, and are meant to signify peace and tranquility.

November Birth Flower – Chrysanthemum

With just one choice, November’s birth flower is the lush and beautiful chrysanthemum. Available in various sizes and colors, the chrysanthemum represents loyalty, honesty and deep passion.

December Birth Flowers – Narcissus and Holly

For December, we have the narcissus and holly birth flowers. Symbolic of hope, wealth and good fortune, the narcissus is a great choice for the month. Holly, which is often popular around December in time for the holiday season, is a symbol for protection and defense.

So there you have the birth flowers for each month! For more information like this, check out our guide on how to preserve flowers, or discover some great messages to write on birthday gift cards.