Every month has a birth flower associated with it, and each one has its own special meaning. Knowing about birth month flowers is really helpful when you’re considering sending birthday flowers to someone. Here is our guide to birth month flowers to help you choose the perfect bouquet for a friend, lover, family member or someone special.
January’s Birth Flower: CarnationYou probably recognise carnations from having seen them in buttonholes, table decorations and bouquets at weddings. That’s because generally, carnations signify loyalty, love and devotion. Many people also associate carnations with fascination and distinction, so you could send this birth flower to someone who inspires you. Whether you want to express familial love, romantic love, or love for a friend, carnations are the perfect way to do it. However, you might want to avoid yellow carnations, as they stand for disappointment and rejection.
February’s Birth Flower: Violet or PrimroseSince February’s birthstone is amethyst, which is purple, it makes sense that February’s birth flower is the violet. With their delicate, heart-shaped petals, violets symbolise faithfulness, virtue, modesty, humility, and spiritual wisdom. The primrose is a small and pretty flower that blooms in early spring. Most primroses are white, cream, yellow, orange, red, or pink, with a glowing golden centre. You can also get purple and blue primrose flowers.
March’s Birth Flower: Daffodil or JonquilIt’s fair to say that nothing signifies spring quite like a daffodil! These cheerful blooms are everywhere come Mother’s Day in March, which is also the first official month of spring. Usually bright yellow, daffodils, or narcissus, can also be white or orange. Daffodils symbolise luck, vanity, prosperity and rebirth. Jonquils are also narcissus, but they are not daffodils. Jonquils have clusters of perfumed flowers on their stems, where daffodils have one flower on a stem. Also, jonquil leaves are slender with round tips, not pointed, and the flowers only grow in yellow hues.
April’s Birth Flower: Daisy or Sweet PeaWhen you think of daisies, you might picture a spring meadow or the art of crafting a daisy chain while you enjoy a picnic. These gorgeous flowers are traditionally associated with purity and innocence. They are also said to represent fertility and motherhood, so they’re great to give to new mums. If you want to gift daisies as birth flowers, a bouquet of gerbera daisies cannot fail to delight. Gerberas come in a range of colours, including white, burnt orange, sunny yellow, deep purple, and many more. Sweet peas are April’s second birth month flowers. Sweet peas come in a range of beautiful colours, and by mixing different colours together, you create a stunning posy. Even a small amount of sweet peas can fill a room with fragrance. The sweet pea signifies intense pleasure, perhaps because of its heady scent.
May’s Birth Flower: Lily of the ValleyWith its delicate bell-like, white flowers and sweet scent, lily of the valley looks beautiful in a bouquet of flowers. Royal brides have chosen lily of the valley for their bouquets for generations. Lily of the valley is traditionally seen as symbolising humility, purity, sweetness, the return of happiness, and motherhood. It is the perfect gift for mums whose birthdays happen to be in May.
June’s Birth Flower: Rose or HoneysuckleRose is the flower of love, and you can’t go far wrong by choosing roses for June birth month flowers. As well as love, roses symbolise beauty, honour and devotion. If you want to be specific with colour and meaning, choose:
- Red roses for romance and passion
- Pink roses for gratitude and admiration, or femininity and elegance
- Yellow roses for warmth, happiness and joy
- White roses for purity and grace
- Orange roses for enthusiasm and energy