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Birth Flowers By Month

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Each month has a corresponding birth flower. Knowing which flower represents your birth month can make decorating much easier for occasions that require floral arrangements. Weddings bouquets, table centerpieces, along other floral decor are focal points for weddings, and using the bride and groom’s birth flowers for decor makes the day even more special.

Birthday parties and other special occasions that need floral decor can be taken up to the next level when using the honoree’s birth month flower. Even if it’s just a change of monthly bouquets in your home or office, knowing which flower represents the months will make the floral choice an easy one.

Read on to discover the birth flowers by month and a little bit about what they mean.

January

Carnations: Meaning and Symbolism

Carnations and snowdrops are the flowers for January. Carnations are a symbol of love, loyalty, and perseverance. Snowdrops symbolize innocence, purity, and hope.

Carnations are edible and can be used for cake decoration or added to beverages.

February

Violet

Photo by Tobias Mockenhaupt

Violets and primroses represent the month of February. Purple violets symbolize loyalty and faithfulness. Primroses bloom in early spring in shades of pink, purple, white, yellow, and red. Primroses are given to let someone know you can’t live without them.

March

Bunch of daffodils

Photo by Yoksel 🌿 Zok

The birth flower for March is the early-blooming daffodil. This happy-looking yellow blooming flower symbolizes new beginnings, joy, and deep love.

White daffodils symbolize purity.

April

Red sweat pea

Photo by Raimond Klavins

Sweet peas and daisies are the birth flower for April. Delicate flowers in soft bloom colors are perfect for any April decorating occasion.

Sweet peas symbolize blissful pleasure, chastity, strength, and truth. Daisies, with their bright yellow center and white petals, mean loyal love, humility, and purity.

May

white lily

Photo by Evie S.

Lily of the valley is the birth flower for May and is often used in bridal bouquets or for Sweet 16 celebrations. This delicate-looking white bloom flower symbolizes humility, hope, and sweetness.

June

Multi color roses

Photo by Waldemar Brandt

The classic rose represents the month of June. Roses carry a general meaning of love, devotion, and beauty but each bloom color symbolizes something else too. Red roses symbolize romance, white roses symbolize purity, yellow roses symbolize friendship, and pink roses symbolize grace and joy.

July

Larkspur

Larkspur is an old-fashioned flower with tall spikes of white, blue, or purple blooms. The flower for the month of July symbolizes a strong bond of love, an open heart, grace, good intentions, and positivity.

August

 

Gladiolus

Bright, tall, and stately gladiolus and poppies are the flowers for August. Gladiolus plants grow tall with magnificent stalks of flowers in a variety of bloom colors. They symbolize strength of character, remembrance, faithfulness, and moral integrity. The shape of the flower represents a heart being pierced with love.

Yellow poppies symbolize success and red poppies symbolize pleasure. The long stems of both of the flowers make them very easy to use in displays.

September

 

aster

Asters and morning glories are the birth flowers for September. Asters produce bright blue blooms with lots of texture. They symbolize strong, powerful love.

Morning glories are a vining plant with large blue blooms and the flowers symbolize affection, love, and life.

October

Por Marigold

Photo by Woliul Hasan

Marigolds and cosmos represent October. Marigolds bloom in shades of orange, red, and yellow and symbolize optimism, prosperity, and the rising sun. Cosmos’ bloom colors include red, white, yellow, pink, and orange and they all symbolize peace and harmony.

November

chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is the official fall flower and birth flower for the month of November. All blooms colors symbolize joy and longevity. White blooms also symbolize purity and red blooms mean ‘I Love You’.

December

Narcissus

The birth flowers of December are narcissus and holly. Narcissus symbolizes inspiration, vitality, and faithfulness. Holly isn’t a flowering plant but it symbolizes happiness and fertility.

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