What Is Your Birth Flower (And What Does It Say About You) November 20, 2019 06:13

Los Angeles FloristApril showers bring May flowers. But, just what kind of blossoms will they be? There's a special birth flower to match the month you were born. It's time to weed out the rest and find out which one belongs to you and your special day. Are you loyal and dependable or innocent and pure? Read on to find out about the flower power behind your birthday bloom.

January 

Carnations start off the year as the birth flower for January. They're an apt choice because they can grow when the weather's cold. Known for their ruffled petals, carnations have the scientific name Dianthus, meaning flower of the gods in Greek.

Many people see them as representing devotion. If you were born in January, you'll likely make a loyal and dependable friend. Snowdrops are also associated with January. They stand for hope and beauty and make a perfect birthday gift.

February

Violets take on the mantle as this month's birth flower. They come in vivid colors and were used in ancient times in herbal treatments and to sweeten wine. 

Violets are thought to mean fidelity and modesty. This could explain where the saying, ‘shrinking violet’ comes from. If you were born in February, you'll possess the qualities of humility and honesty.

The pale yellow primrose is another February birth flower. It symbolizes young love.

March

Nothing says Spring like the daffodil. Their cheery yellow flowers symbolize fresh beginnings and rejuvenation. They also represent fidelity due to their ability to bloom year on year. The Chinese see them as a sign of good luck and prosperity.

Jonquils are another March birth flower and symbolize rebirth. 

April

The humble daisy is April’s birth flower. It's associated with innocence, purity, and loyalty in love. Some also say it represents fertility and motherhood. 

The name daisy comes from ‘day’s eye’ because the flower shuts at night and opens when the sun rises. This is where the saying ‘fresh as a daisy’ comes from.

Sweet peas are an alternative April birth flower. They symbolize blissful pleasure.

May

The exquisite lily of the valley is this month's birth flower. It has delicate bell-like flowers and a lovely sweet smell. In the 1950s, the French company Dior produced a fragrance simulating lily of the valley. The flower was Christian Dior's favorite.

Lily of the valley represents sweetness, purity, and humility. It's also said to symbolize a ‘return to happiness.'

The hawthorn is another May birth flower. It predicts hope and supreme happiness for those born in this month.

June

The ever-popular rose is June's birth flower. The Romans and ancient Greeks associated roses with love and passion. Typically, roses are said to symbolize honor, beauty, and love. Yellow roses represent meaningful, loyal friendship.

Like daffodils, roses also make an ideal Mother's day gift. The honeysuckle is also associated with June and stands as a representation of the everlasting bonds of love.

July

The larkspur is July's birth flower. It's a cottage garden classic and one of the few true blue flowers. It's said to be a sign of an open heart.

Larkspurs also come in other colors which include purple and pink. The pink larkspur is associated with fickleness. The white varieties symbolize happiness. All larkspurs are said to signify positivity and love.

The water lily is another choice for July. It symbolizes majesty and purity. 

August 

The gladiolus is the August birth flower. This striking flower has pointed tips and dramatic stalks of flowers.

This flower takes its name from the Latin word ‘gladius’ which means ‘sword.' Gladioli are said to symbolize generosity, strength, and moral integrity.

The poppy is the other August birth flower. It's renowned for its bright red colors. It's become a symbol of remembrance and also signifies a vivid imagination.

September

The aster is September’s birth flower. It represents daintiness and love. Its flowers also symbolize wisdom, courage, and faith.

The aster takes its name from the Greek word for 'star' due to the shape of its flower. 

Morning glory is the other birth flower for this month. It can symbolize unrequited love but can also stand for the affection of someone who's near and dear.

October

The marigold is the star birth flower this month. Known for their spicy scent and gold petals, these flowers are associated with a steely determination to succeed.

Marigolds also symbolize a personality full of drive, creativity, and passion.

Cosmos is also a birth flower for October. It's associated with peace and tranquility.

November

If you want to give someone their birth flower this month, you should present them with a bunch of chrysanthemums. These blossoms are also known as mums and chrysanths.

They were first cultivated by the Chinese as a flowering herb way back in the fifteenth century. They're associated with friendship and well-wishing and are also thought to bring joy and good luck to your home.

The people of Japan hold chrysanthemums in such high regard that they even have a special day dedicated to their honor. Chrysanthemum Day, which is also known as the Festival of Happiness, takes place in September every year.

December

When it's December, it has to be holly. This flowering plant boasts bright red berries and glossy green foliage. When it comes to what it symbolizes, it has a powerful history.

It's been associated with fertility and as a charm to help ward off witches and bad fortune. It also symbolizes a desire for domestic happiness. 

The narcissus is another birth flower for December. It's become associated with wealth, hope, and good wishes. Narcissus might sometimes suggest that you want the person you love to remain just the way they are. 

Getting to Know Your Birth Flower

Birth flowers have become symbols of a wide variety of personality traits. Get to know the birth flower of your friends so that you can give them the perfect gift on their special day along with an appropriate message.