Many individuals are aware of their birthstone. However, each month also has at least one flower that has a specific meaning for individuals born during that month.

CarnationJanuary

The carnation is one of January’s flowers. The color of the carnation is said to determine the meaning of the individual carnation flower. White carnations are associated with purity, love, and luck. Pink carnations are a symbol of femininity and motherly love.

February

The iris represents enduring faith and wisdom. Another flower associated with February is the violet. Violets are popular, partly due to their heart-shaped petals. 

DaffodilMarch

Daffodils are an ideal birth flower due to their association with beginnings. In some cultures, Daffodil symbolizes rebirth. What a perfect flower to usher in spring.

April

The daisy, more than any other flower, is associated with childhood and innocence.

May

Lilies represent virtue and sweetness.

6218443564_6a9967b627_zJune

The ever-popular rose is the birth month flower for June, which is the same month as National Rose Month. The colors of the rose lends to its meanings. Pink roses represent admiration and appreciation. Red roses symbolize passionate love. White is for purity, and yellow roses are for friendship.

July

Delphinium is associated with boldness. Its blue color is perfect for Fourth of July celebrations.

August

The beautiful gladiola symbolizes infatuation. The additional meanings of strength and integrity are also associated with Gladiolus. This bold flower derives its name from the Latin word for “sword.”

6218443256_5bb5875fc1_zSeptember

Strength of body, mind, and spirit are linked to the aster. Some cultures have used the aster to recognize a fallen soldier’s bravery.

October

Marigolds symbolize affection.

November

Chrysanthemums mean sun and happiness. Upon blooming, the petals unfold in an orderly fashion, leading some cultures to associate the flower with perfection.

December

A plant associated with December, as well as with winter in general, is the poinsettia. The poinsettia symbolizes cheer and joy.

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