Birth month flowers are those flowers that over the centuries have come to represent certain months. Unlike birth stones which are simply single, colored gemstones that correspond to the different months, flowers for one’s birth month can actually be more than one flower and be different colors. Additionally, there are specific meanings attached to birth month flowers.
The next time you want to send flowers, remember what month it is then consider selecting a flower that truly expresses your feelings.
January’s birth month flowers are either the Carnation or Snowdrop, in either black, dark blue or red. These flowers of the month represent "fascination, love and devotion, consolation and a friend in adversity".
February’s birth flowers are either the Violet or Primrose. They should be violet, sky blue or yellow and mean "modesty, faithfulness, virtue and young love".
March’s birth flowers are the Daffodil or Jonquil, spring’s blooms, in white or light blue. These flowers express "regard, devotion, returned affection, or sympathy".
The Daisy or Sweet Pea are the flowers for April, and should be yellow, red or colorless. The meaning is "innocence, youth, purity, blissful pleasure, departure or goodbye".
May’s birth flowers are Lily of the Valley or Hawthorn in yellow, red or green. They mean "hope, sweetness, humility, fertility and return of happiness".
June’s birth month flowers are represented by light blue, white or cream colored Roses or Honeysuckle, which represent "love and devoted affection".
Larkspur or Water Lilies are the flowers for the birth month of July. The colors should be green, russet or red and mean "laughter and purity of heart".
"Strength of character, imagination, sincerity, oblivion or eternal sleep, generosity and natural grace" are the meanings represented by August’s orange, red and light green birth flowers: Gladiolas and Poppies.
September’s birth month flowers are the Aster or Morning Glory in warm browns and deep blues and expressing "love, affection and daintiness".
October’s flowers are the white and yellow Calendula or Cosmos which mean "joy and modesty".
November is represented by a single flower, the Chrysanthemum in dark blue, red or yellow. It means "cheerfulness, rest, loveliness, abundance and wealth" and says "you’re a wonderful friend".
The last month of the year, December is represented by the birth month flowers of Narcissus or Holly in indigo, green and greenish-blue. They express "good wishes, foresight, egotism and formality" and admonish to "stay as sweet as you are".