Every month has been assigned a birth flower. To find your birth month flower and its meaning, check the list below.
The flower for January is the carnation. Carnations can be found in the colors of pink, white, red, and purple and can have either single or double petals. Carnations with double petals are the variety typically found in floral arrangements. Carnations are easy to dye. As a result, carnations are not limited to their natural color.
In the language of flowers, the carnation speaks of pride, bravery, love, and friendship.
The flower for February is the violet. Most violets are violet. However, dogtooth violets are a creamy yellow. Violets are not typically found in commercial floral arrangements. However, they are an easy plant to grow.
In the language of flowers, the violet speaks of love, humility, modesty, resurrection, spring, and the immortal soul.
The flower for March is the daffodil. The classic daffodil form is that of opened petals around a cup or trumpet in a cheery yellow. However, daffodils are not limited to the classic form and include variations such as long-cup, short-cup, split-cup, and double. Daffodils come in an array of colors, white, pale to bright yellow, bi-colored and tri-colored variations that can include any of the following colors: orange, red, peach, or pink.
In the language of flowers, daffodils symbolize regard, devotion, affection returned, and sympathy.
The flower for April is the daisy. The daisy, as most commonly pictured, is a flower with a yellow center and surrounded by white petals. However, what florists and gardeners refer to as daisies varies widely and often includes a wide range of plants including chrysanthemums, asters, ox-eye daisies, Shasta daisies, gerbera daisies, and marguerite daisies. According to birth charts daisies, come in yellow, red and white. However, the wide variety of flowers that fall under the heading of daisies can be found in a wide range of warm colors in all shades of yellow, orange, red, and gold. In addition to the natural color of daisies, there are dyed daisies to suit those with more exotic tastes.
In the language of flowers, daisies symbolize innocence, youth, purity, goodbye, blissful pleasure, departure.
The flower for May is the lily of the valley. The lily of the valley is a small old-fashioned flower. The 10-20 tiny, bell-shaped, white flowers are arranged along a slender white stem that droops gracefully amongst the dark green foliage. The leaves are broad and resemble tulip leaves. Lily of the valley is not common in floral arrangements although it is a popular potted ‘bulb’ in the spring.
In the language of flowers, lily of the valley symbolizes sweetness, humility, return of happiness, fertility, and hope.
The flower for June is the rose. Roses are a whole species of plant. They are a shrub not an herbaceous plant and, thanks to hybridization, come in nearly all the colors one could want. In addition to color variations, hybridization has also give us a vast array of forms from the blowsy, full-blown looseness of an old-fashioned rose to the sculptural and restrained shape of many modern roses. There is a rose to suit almost everyone.
In the language of flowers, roses symbolize love, joy, beauty, blood, celebration, death, enjoyment of life’s pleasures, secrecy, struggle, the underworld, youth and war.
The flower for July is the delphinium. Delphiniums have unusual blossoms that are small, round-faced, with spurs extending behind. They rise along the stem in tall columns of blossoms. The most common colors are blue, lavender, purple, pink, and white. These colors can be combined in bi-color blossoms that have intense outer-colors with pastel throats.
In the language of flowers, the larkspur stands for laughter and purity of heart.
The flower for August is the gladiola. The gladiola is a common florists flower. The gladiola produces 2.5-6 inches ruffled flowers with contrasting throats all along the stem producing a impressive spike of blossoms. The gladiola comes in every color but true blue.
In the language of flowers, the gladiola stands for strength of character, sincerity, generosity, natural grace, eternal sleep, imagination, and oblivion.
The flower for September is the aster. Asters are yellow centered flowers that are surround by petals that come in lavender, purple, blue, pink or white. They are a popular fall flower, blooming profusely over a mound of deep green foliage.
In the language of flowers, the aster stands for love, daintiness, and affection.
The flower for October is the calendula (commonly referred to as the pot marigold). The blossoms are daisy-like in character and come in singles, doubles and semi-doubles. The blossoms typically come in white through gold, yellow, and orange.
In the language of flowers, the calendula stands for joy, modesty, prosperity, riches, grief, and misery.
The flower for November is the chrysanthemum. The chrysanthemum is a versatile flower and comes in rust-red, copper-orange, yellow, gold, lavender-pink, and white. The blossom can appear in tight buttons, single daisy-like blossoms, doubles, and pompons.
In the language of flowers, the chrysanthemum stands for cheerfulness, you're a wonderful friend, rest, loveliness, abundance, wealth, isolation, longevity, or death.
The flower for December is the narcissus. Otherwise known as the daffodil, which means that December shares its birth month flower with March.