Did You Know You Have Birth Flowers?

When I think about flowers, I have to admit that roses and honeysuckles are not necessarily the first things that come to mind. However, I now have a new-found interest in them thanks to the fact that everyone has a birth flower, and those are the ones for the month of my birth. When it comes to things symbolizing our birth, we all have probably heard of such items as our birthstone, our birth animal, and our astrology sign. Interestingly enough, not many people realize that we also have a birth flower, but we do. Take a look at some of these flowers and their associated months:  

January - Carnation and Snowdrops

Carnations are definitely a bright spot in this otherwise gloomy month. A carnation is a true rarity: they actually can bloom in the winter months. This is probably why they symbolize distinction, love, and admiration. Along these same lines, snowdrops also bloom in the winter months, and they stand for hope and rebirth. 

February - Violet and Primrose 

The violet is a symbol of virtue, faithfulness, and modesty. It was also considered to be a reminder to always be loyal and true during the Victorian age. The other birth flower for February is the Primrose, and it symbolizes young love, making it a great gift for a love interest.  

March - Daffodil 

March is when spring begins anew. This is one of the main reasons why the bright yellow-colored flower that is the daffodil has long been associated with this birth month. It is a reminder that it is always a sunny day when you have family by your side. 

April - Daisy and Sweet Pea 

The daisy symbolizes true love, purity, and innocence. It is a great flower to demonstrate the undying love you have for someone. The sweet pea is known for a nice fragrance, and it symbolizes blissful pleasure. 

May - Hawthorn and Lilly of the Valley 

The month of May is decorated by the Lilly of the Valley and the Hawthorn. The Lilly of the Valley is known for its motherhood, sweetness, and humility. The Hawthorn is known for blooming in a plant formation rather than a bouquet, and it is often used as a filler piece for those who want to add texture to their bouquets. 

June - Rose and Honeysuckle 

Rose is definitely a well-known flower, and it is a symbol of love and devotion. Honeysuckle is not as well-known, but it is just as important. Many people like honeysuckle because it will attract butterflies. 

July - Water Lilly and Larkspur 

Larkspurs are symbolic of love and positivity. They are available in purple, pink, and indigo. Water Lillies are enjoyable to man because they symbolize rebirth and purity. 

August - Gladiolus and Poppy 

Also known as the sword Lilly, the Gladiolus is often known as a symbol of strength of character or sincerity. The Poppy is a well-known war flower, and it was worn on Armistice Day in countries such as France, England, and Canada.  

September - Aster and Morning Glory  

The birth flowers for this month are the Aster and the Morning Glory. The Aster is known for having a frost-like appearance. They are a symbol of wisdom, all-powerful love, and affection. The petals of the Morning Glory open in the morning, hence the name. They are similar to the Aster in that they symbolize unrequited love.  

October - Marigold and Cosmos  

The Marigold symbolizes creativity, passion, and fierce love. The Cosmos is known for peace and tranquility, and you will usually find them in bright colors such as pink, purple, and orange.  

November - Chrysanthemum  

The Chrysanthemum is a flower that comes in colors such as pink, yellow, red and white. Often called "mums", this flower symbolizes loyalty and honesty.  

December - Holly and Narcissus

The Holly and Narcissus that are associated with December are two very special flowers as well. Narcissus is reminiscent of good wishes and hope. The Holly is a good flower for those who want feelings of protection.  

Do you know someone who loves flowers? Getting them something related to their birth flower would definitely make a great gift!