It's important to celebrate those that are closest to us. When birthdays roll around each year, it gives us an extra reason to shower loved ones with gifts. You may already know that each month has a unique gemstone representing it. However, did you know that there are birth month flowers associated with each month?
Some believe that wearing specific birthday gemstones can reap the benefits of the stone's hidden astrological powers. Yet, flowers have advantages as they brighten up an area, add life, and enhance a space.
Why consult a birth flower chart?
Birth flowers assigned to specific months weren't chosen for their powers. However, they were selected for the beauty, color, and aroma they convey during their displayed month. Each bloom holds its own personality and invites a magical experience for those that receive and display them in their homes.
Flowers have the power to lift us up from a bad day and start anew. They also possess the ability to turn an ordinary room into a warm, inviting sanctuary. Flower arrangements may or may not contain the magic of a gemstone, but they can certainly put a smile on the faces of our loved ones.
So, this year, instead of giving gemstones, get creative, and give the gift of fresh flower delivery. Surprise those you adore with a stunning arrangement that includes the flower of their birth month. Let's explore each bloom in more depth and see why they best represent their individual month.
What flower represents each month?
January Birth Flower: Carnation
Known as "The Flowers of God," the January birth flower was first used in Ancient Greece and has been grown commercially since the 1950s. Carnations have increased in popularity due to their numerous color varieties. Each hue possesses a particular meaning, with the general purpose of the carnation being "fascination" and "a woman's love."
Interesting Fact: Carnation blooms, even when cut, last a very long time and are recommended for those searching for long-lasting flower arrangements.
Bouquet Recommendations: Our Strawberry Lime Margarita bouquet features pink carnations set against green tones. The Hello Beautiful arrangement showcases the January birth month flowers along with alstroemeria and snapdragons. Either selection is the perfect pick me up for a winter birthday.
February Birth Flower: Iris
The iris is a spring-flowering plant, usually possessing asymmetrical flowers. Colors vary between blue, yellow, and white. Meanings often include peace and love, which are lovely sentiments for those born in February.
Iris means rainbow and fits this flower as its color variety is seen spanning the color wheel from white to black and almost everything in between. The February birth flower's diversity is not limited to color, as reflected in their habitats. Irises can grow in deserts, swamps, temperate and cold, northern climates.
Interesting Facts: Ancient Greeks considered the iris a symbol of fertility and love. This symbolic notion of love was demonstrated in myths as a critical ingredient in love potions. The Greeks commonly used violets as herbal remedies and sweetening agents for foods as well.
Iris is a Greek goddess whose job title is the messenger of love and whose favorite transportation route is the rainbow. According to Greek mythology, this flower symbolizes communication and messages.
Bouquet Recommendation: With a lovely combination of sunflowers and purple irises, our Surf and Turf arrangement is a gorgeous gift for those with February birthdays. The unique tones blend beautifully in this design.
March Birth Flower: Daffodil
The trumpet-shaped flower is the symbol of friendship. Daffodils have a gorgeous star shape background to contrast their erupting trumpet center. Originating from the Mediterranean, the popularity of this March birth flower began to rise in the 1600s.
Interesting Fact: In Britain, the sap from the daffodil was believed to hold healing powers. Unfortunately, we now know this was a misguided belief as the liquid contains irritants and is not advised for medicinal application.
Bouquet Recommendation: Our Need Sunglasses? arrangement is brimming with roses that are the same color as the March birth flower. They're an attractive way to add a bit of sunshine to a home interior.
April Birth Flower: Daisy
Daisies are wonderfully simple flowers that emit happiness and feelings of purity. It makes sense that the April birth flower symbolizes new beginnings and is perfect for spring's welcoming arrival.
Interesting Fact: You can eat the daisy leaves, which are great additions to a spring salad.
Bouquet Recommendations: The Lavender Buttercream bouquet is an adorable combination of purple and white daisies. Our Fireflies floral selection is similar, yet it has the addition of sunny yellow daisies. Either arrangement would brighten the day of someone born in April.
May Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley
Lilies of the valley symbolize the return of happiness and are the perfect birth month flowers for May. Their bell-shaped flowers are short-lived, up to a week, so make sure you time your arrangement accordingly.
Interesting Fact: The lily of the valley is prized for its fragrant aroma and is a tremendous aromatic enhancer for your living room or bathroom.
Bouquet Recommendations: Although our Good Morning Lilies aren't the same as the lily of the valley, this high impact bouquet is a stunning arrangement of pink and white Asiatic lilies. The Happiness in Bloom selection has bells of Ireland, which—like the lily of the valley—has an attractive, flowing shape.
June Birth Flower: Rose
Roses are symbols of adoration, beauty, and war. The red rose has become synonymous with love and is most certainly one of the most popular flowers of ancient and modern times. It's safe to say that the birth month flowers for June are a favorite of many.
Interesting Fact: Fossils of roses have been recovered in Colorado, suggesting this flower species is over 35 million years old.
Bouquet Recommendations: When it comes to roses, we deliver—truly! A few of our unique colors include the lavender blooms in our Lavender Calm arrangement and Sunrise Orange, which features orange mini spray roses.
July Birth Flower: Delphinium
This tall irregular shaped flower is an excellent option for those looking to fill a long neck vase. Generally, these exotic flowers are somewhat fragile and short-lived, so make sure you plan accordingly if you wish to place these July birth flowers in an arrangement.
Interesting Fact: Delphinium is toxic if consumed by humans and cattle, but sheep seem to be immune to the plant. This fact has led cattle ranchers to use sheep as biological weed whackers to help eliminate the plant and reduce larkspur exposure to their cattle.
Bouquet Recommendation: Our Kaleidoscope Bouquet would delight anyone born in the month of July. Tones of orange, purple, and green come together beautifully. This artsy design is perfect for making a statement in a foyer.
August Birth Flower: Gladiolus
The most distinguishing feature of these August birth month flowers is their brilliant display of spike-like flowers. Gladiolus are perennials that possess a variety of sophisticated colors, making them perfect for any August arrangement.
Interesting Fact: Its name is derived from the word xiphos, meaning sword. It shares the name of the actual sword used by combat infantry of the Roman Army, and the flower was the symbol of the Roman Gladiators.
Bouquet Recommendations: Gladiolus is known for its tall spikes peppered with blooms. Like a snapdragon in appearance, we suggest the Red Velvet bouquet, a combination of red and white snapdragons full of style.
September Birth Flower: Forget-Me-Not
Distinguished by their five blue petals, forget-me-nots are native to New Zealand and are Alaska's state flower. These September birth month flowers' scientific name is Myosotis scorpioides because the flower stalks look like a scorpion's tail.
Interesting Fact: The legend of the forget-me-not begins with a medieval knight and his love strolling along a river. In his arms, the knight carried a bouquet of forget-me-nots. According to lore, the knight stumbles into the river and—weighed down by his armor—begins to sink. In his final seconds, he throws his lady the flowers and shouts, "forget me not."
Bouquet Recommendation: Forget-me-nots are small, blue flowers in clusters. Similarly, our Garden Party arrangement is peppered with monte casino blooms like in size and grouping to the September birth flower.
October Birth Flower: Marigold
Marigolds are hardy flowers that display stunning colors of crimson, yellow, orange, and white. You see their gold, yellow, and burgundy tones in gardens from summer through fall. These October birth month flowers are perfect complements to any fall floral arrangement.
Interesting Fact: Marigolds begin flowering in June and will continue to flower up until the first frost.
Bouquet Recommendation: Our Autumn Sunset arrangement features roses and carnations in tones typically found in marigolds. It's such a gorgeous mix of colors that's the perfect fit for those born in October. Plus, this bouquet blends well with fall decor.
November Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum
November's birth month flower is derived from the Greek word, "chrys" meaning golden and "anthemon," meaning flower. Their colors are not limited to their native golden namesake as white, purple, and red varieties are prevalent. They are a symbol of joy and optimism, making them a perfect flower to finish your fall arrangements.
Interesting Fact: Arriving in Japan in 400 AD, the chrysanthemum was so prized that it was featured on the Imperial Crest of Japan.
Bouquet Recommendations: The November birth flower is perfectly placed in our Fall in New England style. Tones of yellow, green, and orange represent fall in an attractive way. The Flower Child design is a playful arrangement of pink, white, green, and purple, which features various blooms, including mums.
December Birth Flower: Poinsettia
A universal favorite for Christmas decoration, the striking red and green displays of the birth month flowers for December make them an excellent fit for the holiday season.
Interesting Fact: Poinsettias have the potential to reach very tall heights, and if cultivated under the right conditions, have been known to reach heights of 16 feet!
Bouquet Recommendations: Although we don't carry poinsettia, we have various bouquets that feature holiday-centric colors. Our Japanese Slipper arrangement features flowers in red, green, and white that is perfect for a December birthday. The Cheer Poms and Simply Elegant styles also feature Christmas colors and would enhance holiday decorations.
Knowing what flower represents each month can help you decide which bouquet to give your loved ones on their special day. Choosing birth month flowers is both a creative and beautiful way to celebrate people in your life. Another fabulous idea would be to give them an arrangement from our zodiac flowers collection. Either way, your gift will be cherished and add style and elegan to their home.