Birth Flower for August
Do you know what the August birth flower is? The month of August has two birth flowers: the poppy and the gladiolus.
Like birthstones, birth flowers are assigned to each month of the year.
These birth flowers come from floriography or the language of flowers, and they were introduced in the 18th century.
Do you speak the language of flowers? Read on to find out more about August's birth flowers and their meanings.
August Birth Flower - Poppy
Poppies are a favourite because of their bright flowers and rich histories in Western culture. Available in a rainbow of beautiful colours, these flowers are very popular in the late summer months.
In the west, poppies typically symbolise remembrance. For this reason, they are often displayed around Memorial Day.
Poppies come in various colours with different meanings. Red poppies symbolise happiness while yellow poppies represent prosperity. White poppies stand for sympathy, and purple shows enchantment.
Gladiolus - Birth Flower August
The other August birth flower is the Gladiolus. Gladiolus is also known as ‘sword lily’, and it comes in red, pink, white, yellow and purple.
In general, gladioli symbolise strength and faithfulness. Delicate red petals stand for love, while white and yellow gladioli represent joy.
This August birth flower also stands for love and remembrance - making them a lovely flower for the 40th-anniversary.
Birth Flower of August Gift Ideas
Now that you know that poppy is one August birth flower, you have a perfect gift idea for someone born in August! These beautiful flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days!
Of course, a poppy necklace is also a must-have for those who love the flower.
Our Birth Flower collection has each of the twelve month’s flower petals paired with the matching birthstone. The petals are taken from real flowers and then cast in silver. August's birthstone is the beautiful peridot gemstone.
The detailed textures of each flower are preserved in silver! Flowers have always been a special way to show loved ones that they are on your mind. That’s what makes birth flower necklaces a go-to gift!
Birth Flower Chart - Birth Flower by Month
Click on the months below to read more about birthflowers.
|Month||Flower Meaning and Symbolism|
|January Birthflower||The carnation represents love and affection. The snow drop is a symbol of hope, innocence and purity.|
|February Birthflower||Primrose represent young love and vitality. Violets symbolise loyalty and faithfulness.|
|March Birthflower||The daffodil (also the jonquil) has a meaning of happiness, friendships and new beginings.|
|April Birthflower||A daisy represents purity, innocence and true love. Sweet Pea's are an omen of blissful pleasure|
|May Birthflower||The Lily-of-the-valley symbolises humility and sweetness. The hawthorn flower symbolises hope and happiness.|
|June Birthflower||The rose symbolises passion and love. Honeysuckle is a sign of everlasting love.|
|July Birthflower||Larkspur represents an open heart and positivity. The lotus or water lily is deeply spiritual and stands for purity and patience.|
|August Birthflower||Gladiolus symbolises strength of character. The poppy represents for pleasure and success.|
|September Birthflower||The Aster is associated with wisdom, faith and powerful love.|
|October Birthflower||A marigold is associated with creativity and passion. Marigolds can also symbolise grief and despair over losing a loved one. Cosmos stands for peace and harmony.|
|November Birthflower||A red chrysanthemum signifies love and loyalty.|
|December Birthflower||Narcissus represent hope and wealth. Holly symbolises happiness and protection.|