The Complete Guide to Birth Month Flowers and its Meanings
Flowers have long been used to express one’s feelings and emotions and it goes such a long way back. Back to the time wherein there is no email, texting, video calls, or phone calls. Despite all these technologies that we are currently enjoying, flowers have remained to be a significant part of the lives of billions of people in the world.
Generally speaking, flowers are often used romantically, making it the language of love. Nowadays, flowers are also being used to extend greetings, praises and compliments which enhance the giver’s message with fragrance and beauty.
There is no doubt that Filipinos are also big on flowers, that is why the whole month of May is dedicated to celebrating the festival of flowers or what we also call, “Flores De Mayo.” We celebrate its kinds and types. As of to date, we have more than 369,000 types of flowers. Did you know that every flower has its corresponding meaning? Continue reading to know what flower best suits your birth month!
1. January – Carnation and Snowdrop
Carnation has different colours and every colour has its meaning. Light red expresses admiration, dark red for deep love, white is for innocence, pure love, and remembrance, pink signifies affection, and purple is capriciousness or unpredictable.
Snowdrop, on the other side of the coin, symbolizes bad luck because it used to grow in graveyards but today, it’s a delicate flower that stands for hope and beauty.
2. February – Violet and Primrose
Violet and the Primrose are the birth flowers to all those who were born in February. This purple bloom signifies modesty, faithfulness, virtue and humility. If you want to know someone that you will always be going to be there for them, give them The Violet as a sign of loyalty!
Primrose also symbolizes a deep meaning and it is a great gift to your significant other. Giving it to someone would mean that you can’t live without them. Here’s a little fun fact, they are also edible flowers.
3. March – Daffodil
Daffodil is March’s birth flower. It’s a plant that bears bright yellow flowers with a long trumpet-shaped. They usually bloom in early spring or late winter. As bright as its colour, the little buds of sunshine mean unparalleled love and it serves as a reminder that the sun is always shining as long as you have your loved ones by your side.
4. April – Daisy and Sweet Pea
For those who are born in April, Daisy and Sweet Pea are your birth flowers. Daisy signifies purity, true love, and innocence. It is commonly given to congratulate new mothers as it also means new beginnings.
Sweet peas are annual flowers. They germinate, grow and flower but they also die all in one year. It’s a good decoration at home that can symbolize blissful happiness and can fill your home with the smell of sweet fragrance!
5. May – Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
Lily of the Valley is a woodland flowering plant that is sweetly scented with bell-shaped white flowers. They usually bloom in spring. This flower signifies sweetness, humility, and motherhood which makes it a perfect gift to your mother.
On the other hand, Hawthorn flower is unique. It could be a small white or pink flower that is typically seen blooming on a plant or bush instead of in a bouquet. It also has red berries which are used as fillers in bouquets to improve its colour and texture.
6. June – Rose and Honeysuckle
There are more than 100 types of roses. It is the most common flower given to symbolize devotion and love while the other various colours of roses have their meanings. Red means passionate love while yellow means friendship.
7. July – Larkspur and Water Lily
If you’re born in July, your birth flowers are Larkspur and Water Lily. Larkspur is known as a classic cottage garden staple that can produce great cut flowers. It usually retains its beautiful colours after it has been dried properly. Pick Larkspur means fickleness while White Larkspur means happiness.
Water lilies are a lotus-like flower that represents purity or rebirth. You can often find them floating atop the water in May or early September.
8. August – Gladiolus and Poppy
Gladiolus is referred to as the sword lily due to its long, skinny shape. It represents the strength of a character, remembrance, and sincerity.
Meanwhile, Poppy is known for its bright red colour. It’s a symbol of remembrance for those who lost their lives during World War I.
9. September – Aster and Morning Glory
Asters have a strong symbolism. It denotes all-powerful love, affection, and wisdom. It's available in many colours but the most common colours are pink, white, red, mauve or lilac.
Similar to Asters, Morning Glory characterizes unrequited love. The flower petals in the morning to show off their amazing star-like centres.
10. October – Marigold and Cosmos
October’s birth flowers are Marigolds and Cosmos. Marigolds are known to bring the colour of sunshine to a garden. It suggests fierce, love, passion and creativity.
In addition, Cosmos flowers bring peace and tranquillity. They have bright colours like orange, pink, and purple.
11. November – Chrysanthemum
Are you born in November? Chrysanthemum is your birth flower! It is a bright and cheery one that indicates loyalty. Honestly, longevity and joy.
Chrysanthemums are often sent to someone to show friendship and well-wishing. Symbolisms may also vary depending on their color.
12. December – Narcissus and Holly
Narcissus is a symbol of good wishes, hope and wealth. It is known for its trumpet-like centre which makes it a unique flower.
Moreover, Holly is a convenient birth plant that is popular during the holidays. It embodies the characteristic of being combative.
Were you able to relate your birth flowers to your personality? Just like a flower, we all have our traits, strengths and flaws. But more importantly, we can always find our way to blossom into our little way.
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