Birth Flower for August


Similar to birth stones, birth flowers are flowers that are associated with each month of the year. 

These birth flowers are stemmed from floriography, also known as 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 birthflower.

Each month has one or two birth flowers assigned to it. The month of August has two birth flowers — the poppy and the gladiolus.

August Birthflower

August Birth Flower - Poppy

Poppies are popular plants due to their bright flowers. This flower has a rich history in various cultures, including Greek and Western culture.

In western culture, poppies typically symbolise remembrance — with it often being used around Memorial Day.

Poppies come in various colours which hold various meanings. Red poppies symbolise happiness while yellow poppies represent prosperity. White poppies stand for sympathy, and purple shows enchantment.

August Birth flower
August Birthflower

Gladiolus - Birth Flower August

The other August birth flower is the Gladiolus.  Gladiolus, also known as ‘sword lily’, and it comes in various colours - red, pink, white, yellow and purple.

While this flower is known to symbolise strength and faithfulness, the meanings can be dependant on colour.  For example, red gladioli symbolise love while yellow gladioli symbolise joy. 

Birth Flower of August
Birth Flower August

Birth Flower of August Gift Ideas

Now that you know the poppy is the August birthflower,  what a perfect gift for someone born in the month of August. This necklace is also the go-to must-have for lovers of poppies.

Our Birth Flower collection has each of the twelve months flower petals paired with the matching birthstone.  The petals are taken from real flowers and then cast in silver.  Connect to nature and specifically the August birthflower with lovely touchable textures.

Flowers have always been a special way to show loved ones that you are always thinking of them.  Flowers say it best!

Birth Flower Chart - Birth Flower by Month

Click on the months below to read more about birthflowers.

MonthFlower Meaning and Symbolism
January Birthflower
The carnation represents love and affection. The snow drop is a symbol of hope, innocence and purity.
February BirthflowerPrimrose represent young love and vitality.  Violets symbolise loyalty and faithfulness.
March BirthflowerThe daffodil (also the jonquil) has a meaning of happiness, friendships and new beginings.
April BirthflowerA daisy represents purity, innocence and true love. Sweet Pea's are an omen of blissful pleasure
May BirthflowerThe Lily-of-the-valley symbolises humility and sweetness. The hawthorn flower symbolises hope and happiness.
June BirthflowerThe rose symbolises passion and love.  Honeysuckle is a sign of everlasting love.
July BirthflowerLarkspur represents an open heart and positivity.  The lotus or water lily is deeply spiritual and stands for purity and patience.
August BirthflowerGladiolus symbolises strength of character.  The poppy represents for pleasure and success.
September BirthflowerThe Aster is associated with wisdom, faith and powerful love.
October BirthflowerA 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 BirthflowerA red chrysanthemum signifies love and loyalty.
December BirthflowerNarcissus represent hope and wealth.  Holly symbolises happiness and protection.