Flowers are scented symbols. And just like every month has its own birthstone, there are birth month flowers each with their own corresponding meaning. Whether it’s for yourself or for a loved one, knowing what bloom goes with each month of the year is a great way to personalize the next time you bring a bouquet to any occasion.
Here are the birth month flowers to guide you all year long.
Flower: the carnation
Since January is the first month of the year, it is natural that the carnation is the birth month flower. With so many variations in color and corresponding meanings, the carnation kicks off the year with a tone for every individual. Light red, admiration; Dark red, deep affection; White, purity or luck; Pink, gratitude.
Meaning: faithfulness and wisdom
Despite roses dominating the market for Valentines Day, the iris is actually considered by many to be the birth month flower for February. They symbolize faithfulness and even match the birth month stone, Amethyst.
Meaning: rebirth and new beginnings
With the birth of spring, daffodils are some of the first blooms to burst. So, it’s easy to understand how this bright eyed bud is the birth month flower for March. New season, new beginnings!
Meaning: innocence and purity
Spring is well underway in April. The warm air has returned and, in many ways, it’s a return to innocence for all of us. The daisy is truly the pop of purity suited for this month. Plus, it can even be used between friends to say you can keep a secret.
Meaning: return to happiness, humility
Because lily-of-the-valleys are shaped like mini bells, they’re also referred to as the May
June’s primary birth month flower is the rose, but many also associate the honeysuckle with this month. The rose carries meaning based on color, like the carnation. Pink, happiness; Red, I love you; White, purity; Yellow, jealousy.
Color doesn’t always carry the same meaning across flowers. For the larkspur pink means fickleness, white equates to happiness, purple signifies a first love, and blue means grace.
Never underestimate a poppy. The birth month flower for August translates red with pleasure, white with consolation, and yellow with success.
Meaning: strong love
Beautiful birth month flowers to end summer and begin fall.
Meaning: peace and tranquility
Cosmos compliment October as the birth month flower because of their perfectly balanced petals.
Meaning: optimism and longevity
This flower (also called mums) has many meanings. In Japan there’s an entire festival associated with it— the Festival of Happiness!
Meaning: protection and peace
The year concludes with warm wishes and a birth month plant that represents peace.
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