Flowers can convey a message and bring out emotions in almost anyone. They often have symbolism and meaning. They can be used as a communication tool! This makes my PR heart flutter; it combines two of my passions.
Did you know that there is a language of flowers? It’s called floriography! Although it was incredibly popular during the Victorian age in Europe, many meanings carry on through to today.
Here is a list of flowers representing the months of the year. What plant(s) are said to be for your birthday month?
January – Carnation and Snowdrop
Carnations are typically white, pink, purple, yellow or red. This beautiful flower symbolizes fascination, deep love and happiness. Snowdrops are white and represent hope. They both symbolize admiration and rebirth.
February – Violet and Primrose
Violets are various shades of purple, blue and white and they symbolize faithfulness, purity, young love and modesty. Primrose represents a yearning and the saying “I can’t live without you.”
March – Daffodil
Daffodils are yellow and they mean cheerfulness, respect, prosperity, new beginnings and wishes granted. However, they also may represent unrequited love.
April – Daisy and Sweet Pea
Daisies come in a variety of colors. This bright bloom stands for innocence, youth, gentleness, loyal love and purity. Sweet Pea means farewell in a gentle way. They both represent blissful pleasure.
May – Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
The lily of the valley is white and it stands for fertility, humility and the return of happiness. Hawthorn trees have small white flowers and red berries; they represent hope.
June – Rose and Honeysuckle
Roses bloom in a variety of colors like pink, white, red or yellow. This classic flower means love and devoted affection. Honeysuckle symbolizes happiness, generosity and the saying, “I love you.”
July – Larkspur and Water Lily
This linear whimsical flower blooms in pink, blue, lavender or white. The larkspur stands for an open heart, good luck, positivity and laughter. Water Lilies represents purity of the heart.
August – Gladiolus and Poppy
The gladiolus flower blooms on long spikes in red, pink, white, yellow or purple. This flower symbolizes beauty, strength of character and family. Poppies represent eternal sleep and imagination.
September – Aster and Morning Glory
Aster blooms in a variety of colors and symbolizes daintiness, joy and life. On the contrary, morning glory flowers represent unrequited love and mortality. Both flowers represent affection.
October – Calendula and Cosmos
The calendula flower is light orange and symbolizes passion, excellence, grace and creativity. They are also called marigolds and are actually considered a sacred flower to some! Marigolds also have symbolism around grief and jealousy. Cosmos have small blooms and bright colouring. They represent peace and tranquility.
November – Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum colors range from red, yellow, shades of pink, white and purple. This flower symbolizes has meanings based on colour, but all represent sensitivity, compassion, cheerfulness and rest. Also called mums, they all symbolize a wonderful friend. Red mean “I love you.” White represent truth, and yellow, unfortunately, represent a neglectful love.
December – Poinsettia and Holly
Poinsettia flowers have large red petals with wide green leaves. This bloom symbolizes celebration, wealth, success and overall good cheer. Holly represents protection, foresight, domestic happiness and defense.
When giving someone a plant for their birthday, you might opt for their favourites… maybe next time you can give them the flower of their birth month! Be careful though – some, such as snowdrops, are poisonous. Research is key to ensure the plant will fit their potential environment too. You can read this post to learn about why you should give others flowers and plants.
What do you think of the plant of your birth month? Are there any flowers you’d prefer instead? Let me know!
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