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Birth Month Flowers and Their Significance

Did you have any idea that each month has specific flowers? It is called birth month flowers. Almost all of us are guilty of reading about our zodiac signs and personality traits, but many of us have no idea about our birth month flowers and what they actually mean. And birth month flower jewellery is super trending right now. Go ahead and give this a read to find out all about your birth month flower. Knowing all the birth month flowers will come in handy and then you can buy pieces of jewellery, design your garden, or even gift someone accordingly.

January birth flowers

January’s birth flowers are carnations and snowdrops, and both are among the few flowers that thrive in winter.

Carnations have a very rich history. They come in different colours like red, pink, yellow, etc. They have a very spicy fragrance. The carnation symbolises admiration, love, strength, and healing.

Snowdrops are one of the first flowers of the new year. It is said that this flower reminds us of spring. Snowdrops are symbolic of purity, hope, and rebirth.

February birth flowers

Violet and primrose are the birth flowers of February. Many may think that since February is the month of love, the rose is the birth flower, but it is actually the violet. The Ancient Greeks used to cultivate violets. They are typically heart-shaped, and they symbolise love, affection, faith, dignity, and modesty.

Primrose, which is the other birth flower of February, is known as the flower of fairies. It signifies young love, femininity, and confidence.

March birth flowers

March’s birth flowers are the daffodil and the jonquil. 

Daffodils are bright yellow and white in colour and are the flowers of spring. In America, it is also known as “lent lilies.” Shakespeare was a great fan of daffodils. These little flowers symbolise rebirth, hope, prosperity. Jonquil is also another March’s birth flower that symbolises desire and the arrival of spring.

April birth flowers

April’s birth flowers include daisies and sweet peas. 

Daisies are the oldest and most cheerful flowers on earth. 2200 BC was the year when daisies were first cultivated. Daisies symbolise a cheerful appearance, positivity, purity, and innocence. These flowers are widely used for wedding decorations and floral arrangements.

Sweet peas symbolise pleasure, friendship, and kindness. They are very sweet to smell. They have a very soft texture, and their glowing colours make them irresistible. 

May birth flowers

May’s birth flowers are lily of the valley and hawthorn. 

Legends say that lily of the valley blossoms sprang from Eve’s tears, and they are the fav flowers of the royal brides. It is also known that these flowers bring good luck. This flower signifies rebirth, humility, purity, motherhood, and sweetness. 

Hawthorn, which is also known as thornapple, belongs to the family of roses. This flower can survive up to 400 years in the wild. Hawthorn symbolises love and protection.

June birth flowers

Roses and honeysuckle are the birth flowers of June. 

June has one of the most popular flowers, the rose. These come in hundreds of different colours and are known as the flower of love. The most expensive rose named Juliet was sold for millions of dollars. Though each colour has a specific meaning, roses specifically symbolise love, grace, admiration, joy, and friendship.

Honeysuckles are a popular source of nectar for butterflies and have a beautiful fragrance. This flower symbolises pure happiness, sweetness, and affection.

July birth flowers

July’s birth flowers are larkspur and waterlily.

Larkspur, which is also known as delphinium, appears in different colours like pink, purple, white, and deep blue. They are mildly toxic to humans and pets. These flowers symbolise love, affection, attachment, and lightness.

Water lilies bloom in the water and are shaped like stars. These are the flowers on which frogs like to sit. They come in yellow, red, orange, purple, and blue colour. Water lilies symbolise pleasure, purity, hope, and peace.

August birth flowers

August’s birth flowers are the gladiolus and poppy.

Gladiolus, which is also called the sword lily, means ‘little sword’ in Latin. These are trumpet-shaped flowers and come in white, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, mauve, or green coloured. These flowers symbolise remembrance, infatuation, faithfulness, and honour.

Poppies are usually red in colour, but they also come in yellow, orange, and other colours. In Greek and Roman mythology, poppies were used on tombstones of soldiers. Poppy symbolises sleep, peace, and death.

September birth flowers

Aster and morning glory are the birth flowers of September. 

Asters are late summer and early autumn flowers. They are found in a wide range of vibrant colours like bright white, purple, pink, etc. The aster symbolises patience, lasting love, and good luck. Asters are also known as frost flowers.

Morning glories bloom early in the summer and until the very first frost. Its name refers to the fact that this flower opens in the morning and closes in the afternoon. This flower signifies affection and unrequited love.

October birth flowers                                                            

October’s birth flowers include marigold and cosmos. 

Marigold is the flower of spring, summer, and autumn. This flower is used in Mexico as an important symbol of the dead for the Day of the Dead festivities. Marigold comes in a variety of colours. This flower symbolises beauty, warmth, creativity, a drive to succeed, and the celebration of the dead.

Cosmoses have a light scent to them and come in a range of different colours like white, pink, orange, yellow, red, and maroon. The word cosmos means harmony. These flowers symbolise order, peace, wholeness, and harmony.

November birth flower

November’s birth flower is the chrysanthemum. These flowers are the most popular after rose and are also known as mum. These flowers are available in a rainbow of colours. These flowers have high medicinal value as well. Chrysanthemums symbolise longevity, joy, optimism, and fidelity.

December birth flowers

Narcissus and holly are the birth flowers of December. 

This flower was named narcissus because its bulb contains toxic substances. In Greek, it means selfish. This flower symbolises hope, joy, and wealth. This flower belongs to the genus family and is also known as a daffodil.

Holly is the flower of the holiday season, so it stands to reason that it is the birth flower of December. Holly symbolises protection, peace, and goodwill. 

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