Birth Flower of the month and their meaning

The day that we were born is rather special, don't you agree?  We like to celebrate it with the people who we are closest to. 

Did you know that our birthdays are linked to specific flowers?  

Each month of the year has a flower or two that is assigned to it, all with their own meanings and symbolism.  Read on and learn about their meanings in our birthflower chart below.

What is my Birth Flower?

What is my Birth Flower?

Like birthstones and zodiac signs, each month of the year has an exclusive and distinctive birth flower.  Flowers have been used for centuries, among different cultures and groups of people. The Romans were one of the first groups of civilized individuals who utilized different flowers in the celebration of their birthdays.  

The language of flowers, which is known as Floriography, became incredibly popular in England during the Victorian era.  This linking of flowers to specific months became trendy for people living in the United States, during the 19th century.

Korean Birth Flowers - In Korea, a special and individual birth flower is assigned to each and every day of the year!  That is a lot of flowers!!  In numerous religions of the world, flowers symbolise different signs and emotions from the heavens above.

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Flower Gifts

Flowers are used to celebrate a number of important occasions and special holidays worldwide.  When we think of Valentine's day  we think of roses.  We also associate Chrysanthemums with Mother's day.   In this article will be and looking at birthdays, the 12 different months of flowers and their meanings.  Giving flowers as a gift to celebrate a special occasion is one of the oldest and most popular ways to show someone you are thinking of them.  

At Louisa Russell, we absolutely adore the sentimentality of a birth flower necklace to represent yourself or the people that you love.  This incredible symbol is a new twist on the classic - the birthstone necklace.   Birth flowers can also be worn if you feel particularly connected to a specific flower.  Our Birthstone necklaces come with their corresponding birthstone!

Wearing a birth flower necklace made from your favourite flower will allow you to feel like you are wearing your very own secret message.
Every month has a very extraordinary flower attached to it.

Read on further to find out what your specific and special birth month flower is!  Shop our Birth Flower Necklace - Flower Jewellery range.

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Birthflower Chart - Birth Flower by Month

Click on the months below to read more about your birth flower of the month.

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

What is my birth flower?

Click on the months below to read more about your birth flower.

January Birth Flower Snowdrop
February Birth Flower Violet
March Birth Flower Daffodil
April Birth Flower Daisy
May Birth Flower Lily of the Valley
June Birth Flower Rose
July Birth Flower Lotus Waterlily
August Birth Flower Poppy
September Birth Flower Aster
October Birth Flower Cosmos
November Birth Flower Chrysanthemum
December Birth Flower Narcissus

What is Modern Floriography?

When dialect has more than 6,000 forms, it can be challenging to remember that sometimes the most touching words are said with a thoughtful gesture. Flowers are one of the oldest ways of showing love, appreciation, affection, and many other messages from the sender to the recipient. But when did this hidden and silent language first begin?

The language of flowers is a romantic and timeless concept, and “speaking” it is a beautiful thing to do. The meaning of flowers is an art form called Floriography, and it began in France in around 1810 and was further popularized in England during the Victorian Age. Floriography is the expression of feelings by association with specific flowers.

Artists have used the art of Floriography to communicate subliminal meanings through their art by carefully selecting the flowers in their masterpiece. For instance, in Asian art, the lotus symbolizes birth and rebirth. Jasmine can mean longevity. In Botticelli’s “Primavera,” the almost 200 flowers all hold a special significance in The Renaissance.

The Goddess of Spring can be seen sprinkling flowers on the blossom-covered floor, linking those flowers to spring and the period. In Van Gogh’s painting Irises, the irises represented hope, faith, and good news.

Today, we use the art of Floriography and the meanings of flowers to give a gift that communicates the appropriate message we are trying to convey. If you’re wondering which flowers to gift for what occasion, here is a guide on using this historical art to your advantage.
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Which flowers to gift for Love?


Let’s start with an easy one. You can probably guess that if you’re curious about which flowers to gift someone to show love and affection in the romantic sense, it’s going to have to include red roses. Red roses are a sure way to make sure that the recipient understands your intentions and sees that you are making strides towards expressing that to them.

Which flowers to gift for Grief?


If you have a friend or loved one going through a time of grief, it can be difficult to know what to do or say to help ease their pain. Sometimes the best way to communicate this is to send flowers to brighten their day and simply let them know they are being thought of. Lilies are one of the most beautiful flowers to send for sympathy flowers as they represent purity and innocence, showing cleansing and a new cycle for their lost loved one and sympathy for what they are going through.

Everyone grieves differently, so it is important to understand that your sympathy flower options vary even in Floriography. Carnations are also commonly used as sympathy flowers and can add a lot to your arrangement.

Which flowers to gift for Celebration?


There are quite a few options for this type of event, as celebration can be many things, the variety of flowers utilized for celebratory functions can be painted with a broad brush. However, daisies are an excellent choice when things are a jubilee event. Hydrangeas and Gardenias can also symbolize joy and heartfelt emotion, conveying both happiness and sincerity of the gesture.