What is my Birth Flower?
Every month has a birth flower with its very own special meaning. It is thought that birth month flowers originated in Roman times, when birthday celebrations first began. This can be very extremely useful when choosing the perfect birthday flowers for your loved one:
January - Carnation and Snowdrop
The January birth flowers are carnation and snowdrop.
Carnations are a true favourite, they come in a variety of different colours and make a lovely addition to any bouquet of flowers because of their long lasting freshness. The carnation flower symbolises love, captivation and distinction.
Snowdrops are appropriate either as an expression of celebration or as an expression of sympathy. The snowdrop flower symbolise purity, innocence and sympathy.
February – Violet and Iris
The February birth flowers are Violet and Iris.
February is always associated with Valentine’s Day, and it always surprises people when they find out that roses are not officially the birth flower of the month.
Violets symbolise delicate love, affection, modesty, faith, nobility, intuition and dignity. The blue variation symbolise love and faithfulness, white violets represent purity and chastity and yellow violets represent high worth and goodness.
Irises are large, colourful and beautiful flowers, they symbolise wisdom, hope, trust and valor
March – Daffodil and Jonquil
The March birth flowers are Daffodil and Jonquil.
We are always so thankful to see a bright and joyful daffodil as it means winter is finally over! They are a symbol of spring and symbolise new beginnings and rebirth. Whilst they are most commonly yellow, you can also find them in white and orange too
Jonquils are symbolic of friendship and domestic bliss
April – Daisy and Sweet Pea
The April birth flowers are daisy and sweet pea.
The daisy is known as the sacred flower for the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. Daisies symbolise childbirth, motherhood and new beginnings. The are a great floral addition to our ‘welcome to the world’ bouquets.
Sweet pea is a romantic flower, it symbolises kindheartedness. They are known for their bright colours and sweet fragrance.
May – Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
The May birth flowers are lily of the valley and hawthorn.
Lily of the valley is a very popular choice with the Royal Family, many choosing to have lily of the valley included in their bridal bouquet. It symbolises absolute purity, youth, sincerity, discretion and happiness.
Hawthorn symbolises love and protection. The flowers appear in May, giving the hawthorn another name – maythorn
June – Rose and Honeysuckle
The June birth flowers are roses and honeysuckle.
Roses are the perfect gift for any occasion. There are so many different varieties of roses….too many to count! and they all each have a different meaning. The most popular are red roses – true love, yellow roses – friendship, white roses - innocence and purity, orange roses – passion, blue roses – mystery, light pink roses – femininity and grace, hot pink roses – joy and dark pink roses - honor
Honeysuckle is a symbol of pure happiness, which compliments the rose meanings perfectly.
July – Delphinium and Water Lily
The July birth flowers are delphinium and water lily.
Delphiniums symbolise cheerfulness and goodwill. They are also known as larkspurs. There are 4 main colours of delphiniums, blue symbolise dignity. White, pink and light blue symbolise youth and renewal.
The water lily is an important spiritual symbol and symbolises innocence, purity, fertility, pleasure, celebration, hope, rebirth, wellness and peace. The water lily flowers close up at night and reopen in the morning.
August – Gladiolus and Poppy
The August birth flowers are gladioli and poppy.
Gladioli have a unique and pointed shape. They are named after the latin word ‘gladius’ meaning sword. They symbolise strength, sincerity, honor and remembrance.
The poppy comes in a ray of different colours. Every poppy has a different meaning, but in general they symbolise imagination.
September – Aster and Morning Glory
The September birth flowers are aster and morning glory.
Named after the Greek word for ‘Star’ due its dainty blooms resembling a star. The Aster blooms in pink, red, white, lilac and mauve and symbolise love, wisdom, faith and colour.
The morning glory florals come in colours of pink, purple-blue, magenta and white. They are dainty like the aster with slender stems and heart shaped leaves. Their general meaning is love and life.
October – Marigold and Cosmos
The October girth flowers is marigold and cosmos.
The marigold is a very fitting floral for Autumn with its beautiful golden colour. One of Autumn’s sturdiest flower, it is very popular with all the garden enthusiasts. They represent power, strength, warmth and creativity.
The cosmos is an annual flower with colourful daisy like petals and slender stems. They bloom through the summer and attract birds, bees and butterflies. They symbolise order and harmony, and also represent balance, tranquility, peace, love, modesty, innocence, joy and beaut
November – Chrysanthemum
The November birth flower is chrysanthemum.
The chrysanthemum is a popular staple among any florist and is loved all around the world. A flower that is packed with symbolism. They come in a wide variety of colours and generally symbolise friendship, honesty and happiness. In Japan, they have proclaimed the chrysanthemum as their national symbol, and celebrate the ‘Festival of Happiness’ every year in honour of the chrysanthemum.
December – Holly and Narcissus
The December birth flower is holly and narcissus.
Though not actually a flower, the dark green leaves and red berries compliment Christmas arrangements beautifully. The tradition of decking the halls with boughs of holly at Christmas continues today. Traditionally, the holly tree is highly sacred in Celtic mythology and symbolises peace and goodwill