Birth Month Flowers are like Birthstones. Each month has a special flower for that month. Each flower also has a special meaning, or message associated with it. It is especially nice to know someone's birth month flowers, or birthday flower,if you want to send them a bouquet of flowers on their birthday. You can design the bouquet with their birthday month flowers in mind.
Below is a short reference guide to each month, as well as the meaning of the flowers for each month, and a bit of history.
If you were born in the month of June your Birth Flower is the Rose
Scroll down to learn what are the flowers for each month.
The Carnations are the Birth Month Flowers for January. They represent pride, beauty, gratitude and admiration. This winter birth flower is a wonderfully colorful and fragrant flower.
Carnation is derived from the Greek word ‘corone’ (coronation) and means ‘flower of the Gods’. Its Latin name is dianthus which means ‘divine flower’. In Spain the bloom is used in national festivals and the main flower in many religious celebrations.
The different meanings are determined by the color in flowers. Carnations express love, fascination, and distinction.
Iris is February's birth month flowers. Its name is derived from the Latin word for rainbow and belongs to the genus of flowering plants with showy flowers. The Iris flower dates back to Ancient Greece, where (Iris) The messenger of the Gods was thought to be the link between Heaven and Earth.
Flower Meaning of Iris : affection, hope,prosperity, faith, wisdom, and inspiration.
Daffodil is the birthday flower for March. Native to the Mediterranean, but grown all over the world. Though its Latin name is narcissus, the name daffodil is a derivative of ‘affodell’ and a variant of asphodel. Its meaning is associated with rebirth and new beginnings, also happiness and joy.
Flower Meaning of Daffodil: unrequited love, you’re the only one, chivalry, regard.
The daisy is the birth month flowers for April. It is a large and colorful bloom and a bunch of it can make a lasting impression. It is associated with innocence. The Daisy is a happy-go-lucky, playful flower.
Flower Meaning of Daisy: innocence, modesty, nice meeting you, hope to see you again, loyal love, purity.
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the valley is the birth flowers for May. The specific name for lily of the valley is majalis which means ‘that which belongs to May’. The delicate white blooms are often used in bridal bouquets and wedding floral arrangements. It has a very sweet perfume fragrance,and broad oblong leaves. A graceful flower for month of May, that represents strength and natural beauty and the flower meaning is: ‘you have made my life complete'.
Flower Meaning of Lily of the Valley: sweetness, tears of the
Virgin Mary, return to happiness, humility, purity of heart, beauty, and
The June birth month flowers are represented by the rose. The rose, according to the Gbelieved that Aphrodite (the goddess of love), gave a rose to her son, reek Gods,is a symbol of love and passion. It is Eros (the god of love). The flower meanings change according to the color and number of stems in a bouquet, expressing a secret language of love.
Flower meaning of Rose: A symbol of beauty and love, admiration, secret love, passion, mystery. Learn The Meaning of Rose Colors
The Delphinium is the birth flower of July. The blue colored flowers were once used to ward off witches! The plant was used in popular medicines against eye-diseases and is known to be poisonous to livestock. The flowers have a nice fragrance, and available in many colors.
Flower meaning of Larkspur: Ardent attachment,fickleness, open heart, beautiful spirit.
The Gladiolus represents the month of August. Its name comes from the Latin word for sword – ‘gladius’, and the flower symbolizes remembrance and strength of character. In romance, its sword-like blossoms are symbolic of an infatuated heart that has been pierced with incredible beauty. The gladiolus is also known as the sword lily or the gladiola.
Flower meaning of Gladiolus: flower of the gladiators, moral integrity,sincerity, and strength of character.
The birth flowers of September, are the Asters. In Greek, Aster means ’star’ referring to the star shape of the flower head. It was once believed that burning the leaves of aster would drive away evil. The aster flower symbolizes afterthought and remembrance and hence was laid on the graves of soldiers.
Flower meaning of Aster: symbol of love, daintiness, an enduring symbol of elegance,contentment, and unpredictability.
The marigold or calendula is the birth flower of October. Also called summer bride or husbandman’s dial, as they follow the path of the sun throughout the day. Early Christians referred to theses flowers as "Marys Gold" and placed flowers beside the statue of the Blessed Mother.It is also known as garden holligold, bull’s eyes, Mary bud, marigold, goldbloom, and pot marigold.
Flower meaning of Marigold: Grace,sacred affection, my thoughts are with you.
Novembers Birth Flowers are the chrysanthemums. A symbol of the sun. Named after the Greek words ‘chrysos’ and ‘anthos’ together meaning ‘gold flower’. Mums are the national flower of Japan. They symbolize the Japanese Emperor. They have been growing them for over 2,000 years. They feel that the orderly unfolding of their petals represent perfection.Feng Shui advocates that this flower brings laughter and happiness to every home that it is grown. Used in traditional Chinese medicines.
Flower meaning of Chrysanthemum: a wonderful friend, cheerfulness, rest, compassion, secret love.
The paper-white narcissus are the December birth flowers. According to legend, after Narcissus died, Apollo turned him into the flower narcissus. Grown from bulbs, these flowers are native to the Mediterranean. They are very fragrant, and are frequently given as gifts at Christmas. Sometimes called 'The Christmas Flower'
They are cousin to the daffodil flower. They can be forced to bloom indoors. The paper-white is the only narcissus variety that does not require a cold and dark period to bloom.
An unusual fragrance, (loved by some, not liked by others) In Greek, the word narcissus means ‘to numb’, as the scent of narcissus is said to induce headaches.
Flower meaning of Narcissus: formality, stay as sweet as you are, possibility of renewal, and peace.