You have probably heard about birthstones and you might already know what yours is, but have you heard about birth month flowers and their meanings? This article will help you learn all birth month flowers as well as their meanings and symbolism. Find out what yours is!

Flowers are the epitome of beauty and elegance, and can help a person easily convey their emotions and feelings without using any words.  They all have their own uniqueness and are infused with symbolism and meaning.

Here’s a list of all birth month flowers and their meanings:

  1. January Birth Flowers
  • Carnation

Carnations can be found in different colors, each conveying a different meaning:

  • Red: “I love you”
  • White: pure love
  • Pink: affection
  • Striped: regret that a love is not shared
  • Yellow: disappointment or rejection
  • Snowdrop

This birth flower signified bad luck, but today it is considered a symbol of beauty and hope.

  1. February Birth Flowers
  • Violet

This birth flower is a symbol of loyalty, faithfulness, and watchfulness. By giving violets to a person, you are telling them that you’ll always be there for them.

  • Primrose

Primroses tell a person that you can’t live without them.

  1. March Birth Flowers
  • Daffodil

This birth flower is a symbol of unequaled love. For this reason, a bouquet of daffodils given to your loved one will show them just how much you really care for them. Daffodils also convey the meaning that the sun is always shining whenever your significant other is around.

  • Jonquil

This flower is in fact a type of daffodil and it symbolizes a desire that affection be returned. Jonquils are also given to express sympathy.

  1. April Birth Flowers
  • Daisy

This birth flower is a true symbol of purity, innocence, and loyal love. However, daisies are also a gift for friends to tell them to keep a secret – meaning “I’ll never tell.”

  • Sweet Pea

The sweet pea flower is a symbol of blissful pleasure, but it is also given to a person to say good-bye to them.

  1. May Birth Flowers

May birth flowers convey the hopes and dreams residing in the minds of the givers.

  • Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley is a symbol of sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness. By giving a few lilies of the valley to your loved one, you will show them that you don’t need anything besides them.

  • Hawthorn

This plant is a symbol of hope and supreme happiness. Giving a person a hawthorn plant shows that you wish them the best.

  1. June Birth Flowers
  • Rose

The rose is one of the most beautiful flowers and each color variation has its own meaning.

  • Pink: perfect happiness
  • White: innocence and purity
  • Yellow: decrease in love or jealousy
  • Red: “I love you”

A bouquet of roses conveys the meaning of sincere gratitude, while a single rose conveys the meaning of its color.

  • Honeysuckle

This birth flower is a true symbol of everlasting love.

  1. July Birth Flowers
  • Larkspur

Typically this flower symbolizes powerful bonds of love.

It can be found in different colors, each having a different meaning:

  • Purple: a first love
  • White: happy nature
  • Pink: fickleness.
  • Water Lily

The water lily is a great symbol of majesty and purity.

  1. August Birth Flowers
  • Gladiolus

This flower, also known as the “sword lily,” is a symbol of infatuation, remembrance, integrity, and calmness. It also signifies that the heart is being “pierced with love.”

  • Poppy

Poppies can be found in different colors and each color has a different meaning:

  • Red poppy: pleasure
  • Yellow poppy: wishes for success and wealth
  • White poppy: consolation.
  1. September Birth Flowers
  • Aster

The aster flower is a great symbol of powerful love.

  • Morning Glory

Morning glories are a symbol of true affection.

  1. October Birth Flowers
  • Marigold

This flower is a symbol of warm and undying love. It is usually given to a person to convey the meaning that you are happy and content to be with them.

  • Cosmos

This birth flower is a true symbol of peace, order, and serenity.

  1. November Birth Flowers
  • Chrysanthemum

This beautiful flower is thought of as a symbol of youth and longevity by both the Japanese and the Chinese. They also hold the belief that a petal of chrysanthemum placed at the bottom of a glass of wine can promote longevity. It is also believed that this flower can prevent gray hair.

Chrysanthemums can be found in several colors and each symbolizes a different emotion:

  • Red chrysanthemum: “I love you”
  • Yellow chrysanthemum: slighted love
  • White chrysanthemum: pure love, innocence, and purity.
  1. December Birth Flowers

Both December birth flowers symbolize hope.

  • Narcissus (Paperwhite)

The narcissus symbolizes your wish that your beloved remain just the way they are.

  • Holly

This flower is a symbol of your wish for domestic happiness.


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