Has someone ever asked you about your birth flower? If the yes, chances are that the question would have left you confused. Through the course of this article, you will be able to discover the birth flower not just for you, but also for your near and dear ones.

Flowers with their beauty, colour and intoxicating smell are probably the best gift nature has given us. Flowers bloom according to seasons and therefore it is only rational to have a flower associated with every month. It is this very logic that is followed by the concept of birth flower or flower of the month.  Though the origin of this concept is not recorded, it is believed that it were the Romans who started celebrating birth and birthdays using flowers. Seasonal flowers were used not just for decoration, but also taken as gifts and therefore can probably be credited with the tradition of birth flowers. Give meaningful flowers to Delhi people or Mumbai people or anyone in India flower delivery.

Birth Flowers: Month by Month

Enumerated below are flowers of the month and their special meanings which are associated with specific months. It would be a helpful guide for gifting flowers for someone’s birthday.

January:  Though this cold and gloomy season seems like an unlikely time for flowers to bloom, but nature has designed flowers which love the extreme weather. The flower associated with the month is Carnation and is said to symbolise love, fascination and distinction. The word Carnation is derived from the Greek work ‘corone’ meaning flower garlands. Carnation, which is also commonly called Gillyflower, is found in a number of colours from pink to purple-red.

February:  This month is associated with St. Valentine’s Day and red roses. However, the flower for the month is Violet. The flower symbolises faithfulness, humility and chastity. Gifting violets in the Victorian era conveyed the message’ I’ll always be true’. The flower is found in shades of blue, mauve as well as yellow and cream.

March: This month is synonymous with the onset of spring. Accordingly the flower associated with this month is Daffodil also known as Jonquil or Narcissus. The colours of the bloom include white, yellow and orange. A gift of these flowers conveys the hidden meaning of friendship and happiness.

April: This month is associated with Sweet Pea flower which bloom in a wide range of soft colours as well as two tone colours. It is said to symbolise pleasure or good-bye. In the Victorian era, these flowers formed a part of the bouquet which was sent to someone to convey gratefulness. 

May: The month of May is associated with the Lily of valley flower. It is generally white in colour. The flower conveys sweetness and humility. In the Victorian era, it was gifted to convey the romantic message ‘you have made my life complete’.

June:  Rose is the flower of this month. Though roses are available in many colours from red to pink to white to yellow, all with their own special meanings, but the underline message the flowers convey is that of love and passion.

July: Larkspur is the flower for July. With its simple form, feelings of open heart and ardent attachment are attributed to it.

August: The flower for this month is the Gladiolus. It blooms in a variety of colours like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolises strength of character

September:  Aster or September flower is the flower for this month. It is found in a number of colours – pink, red, white, lilac and mauve. The name of the flower which looks like a star is derived from the Greek word for star. The flower symbolises love, faith, wisdom and colour.

October: Marigold or Calendula is the flower associated with October. For the Hindus, the month of October is associated with festivals like Dusshera and Diwali and Marigold, an auspicious flower is part of religious ceremonies. However, in the English culture, marigold stands for sorrow and sympathy.

November: Chrysanthemum, which stands for cheerfulness and love, is associated with the month of November. According to Feng Shui, Chrysanthemums brings happiness and laughter in the house.

December: Narcissus, the flower associated with December, symbolises respect, modesty and faithfulness

Flower of the month club

Some florists have started the concept of flowers of the month club. Enrolling yourself into this club, you have the luxury of getting fresh and beautiful flowers delivered at your doorstep. It is a great way of ensuring that your house is full of the seasons’ best day after day through the year. You also have the flexibility of having flowers delivered on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis throughout the year.

It is also a great gifting idea whether for that special someone or as a business gift. The florists take extra care in designing of the bouquet and ensuring that each design is suited to the flowers of the season resulting in a vibrant bouquet.

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