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Birthday flowers by month

Birthday flowers by month

You’ve probably heard of birthstones, but did you know you have birth flowers, depending on the month in which you were born? Our list of birthday flowers for each month shows the two flowers most commonly associated with each month. According to a tradition dating back to the ancient Romans, the characteristics and symbolic meanings of your birth flower play a part in determining your personality. The tradition became enormously popular in Britain during Victorian times, and many books were written on the subject.

The birthday flowers for each month are as follows:

January

Carnation January Birth Flower

Carnation

The carnation symbolises love (hence its popularity at weddings), fascination, and distinction. You can search for bouquets containing carnations.

February

Primrose Birth Flower February

Violet or primrose

Both of these unassuming but colourful flowers represent modesty and virtue.

March

Daffodil March Birth Flower

Daffodil or jonquil

These two close relatives are associated with the rebirth that comes with spring, and with domestic happiness – but beware, they can sometimes be guilty of vanity!

April

Sweet Pea April Birth Flower

Daisy or sweet pea

The daisy represents purity and innocence, while the sweet pea signifies intense pleasure, perhaps because of its heady fragrance.

May

Lily Of The Valley May Birth Flower

Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley is traditionally seen as symbolising humility, purity, and the return of happiness. The hawthorn, a sacred tree in the Celtic tradition, represents love and protection.

June

Rose June Birth Flower

Rose or honeysuckle

The symbolism of the rose needs no introduction: it’s the flower of love. Honeysuckle, too, signifies devotion and affection. Many of our bouquets contain roses.

July

Larkspur July Birth Flower

Larkspur

The larkspur, or delphinium, represents love and joy. We offer some lovely bouquets containing delphiniums.

August

Gladiolus August Birth Flower

Gladiolus or poppy

The first of these flowers symbolises honesty and strength of personality, and the second sleep and peace.

September

Asters September Birth Flower

Aster

The aster is traditionally associated with love, elegance, and faith, and the morning glory with passion and rebirth.

October

Marigold October Birth Flower

Marigold or cosmos

Because of its resemblance to the sun, the marigold is often associated with warmth, love, and creativity. The cosmos represents order, tranquility, and balance.

November

Chrysanthemum November Birth Flower

Chrysanthemum

This month has just one birth flower, signifying happiness and optimism. If your loved one’s birthday is in November, why not send them a bouquet containing chrysanthemums?

December

Narcissus December Birth Flower

Narcissus (paperwhite) or holly

The paperwhite is associated with sweetness, and the holly with peace and goodwill.

eFlorist offers a host of spectacular birthday bouquets that make the perfect birthday gift for a loved one.

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