The Unique Meaning Behind Each Month's Birth Flowers

For a January flower, carnations enjoy chilly temperatures and come in many hues with symbols. Pink carnations symbolize motherhood, dark red profound love, and white pure love.

January: Carnation & Snowdrop

Violets are purple but also come in yellow, blue, and cream. Violets symbolize modesty, humility, and faithfulness.

February: Violet & Primrose

As one of the first spring flowers, daffodils symbolize rebirth and fresh beginnings. They also have regional meanings. Welsh and Chinese believe they bring wealth.

March: Daffodil & Jonquil

A Scotsman imported gerbera daises to Europe from South Africa in the late 1800s. They represent pure love, new beginnings, and purity.

April: Daisy & Sweet Pea

As May's birth flower, lily of the valleys are appropriate. Their bell-shaped heads symbolize kindness, motherhood, and humility.

May: Lily of the Valley & Hawthorn

Red roses are the most romantic flowers, but you may not know that other colors have meanings. Roses are pink for adoration and happiness, orange for excitement and desire.

June: Rose & Honeysuckle

Despite their height and bright color, larkspurs are toxic and hazardous to gardens. As July's natal flower, they represent optimism and dedication.

July: Larkspur & Water Lily

The gladiolus symbolizes honor, memory, and power today. Victorian romantics felt the blooms could pierce hearts with their beauty, therefore they associated them with infatuation.

August: Gladiolus & Poppy