Most people have heard of birthstones, but did you know that there are also flowers associated with birth months. From popular flowers like the Rose, to more surprising ones like the Snowdrop, we have all the details you need on your birth flowers.
January Birth Flowers: Carnation & Snowdrop
January has two flowers that represent those born during this month; carnation and snowdrop. The carnation got its name the word coronation, as it was one of the flowers used in ceremonial crowns by the Greeks. Carnations naturally grow in 6 colors, although with the use of dye, any color can be created. Carnations represent purity, luck and love. All great things to be associated with!
The other flower for those born in January is the snowdrop. The legend behind the snowdrop flower is one of hope. It is said that when Adam and Eve were sent away from the Garden of Eden into a harsh winter, that they thought the snow would never end.
An angel then suddenly transformed the snowflakes into flowers, giving them hope that things would soon get better. Snowdrops actually produce their own heat, which melts the snow around them when they grow. What a magical little flower to give to someone born during this month.
February Birth Flower: Iris
March Birth Flower: Daffodil
April Birth Flower: Daisy
May Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley
Although this flower is often used during Easter and weddings, it is also the birth flower for anyone born in May. Lily of the Valley has a strong presence is Christian mythology due to its 15 references in the Bible. The most significant of these is the story of Mary, whose tears made the flowers appear out of the ground.
In German mythology the flower is linked to the virgin goddess of spring Ostara and symbolizes life. For those born during this month Lily of the Valley represents humility, sweetness and purity.
June Birth Flower: Rose
July Birth Flower: Larkspur
August Birth Month Flower: Gladiolus
September Birth Month Flower: Aster
October Birth Month Flower: Marigold
November Birth Flower: Chyrsanthemum
Also referred to as “mums”, the chrysanthemum is the flower for people born in November. This has been a popular flower dating back to the 15th century BC, eventually being brought from China to Europe where it was given its current name, which is a combination of the Greek words for gold and flower.
While the chrysanthemum represents friendship, joy and compassion, it is mainly known for representing happiness. There is a chrysanthemum festival every year in Japan called The Festival of Happiness, although if you want to celebrate your birth month flower at this festival you will have to do it a few months early as it is always held in August.
December Birth Flower: Poinsettia