Birth Month Flowers

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Each month has a flower that symbolizes the month of somebody’s birth. The characteristics that the flower has may be “inherited” by whomever is born in that particular month. Every month has a flower that is sometimes referred to as a Birth Month Flower.

In this article, we share the following:

  • Flowers and birth months
  • Other gift ideas based on the seasons

Flowers and Birth Months 

Are you looking for the perfect flower to get someone on their birthday?

Here is a list of birthday months and their flowers.

January – Carnation 

Have a special someone who is born in January? Why not surprise them with some carnations? The carnation is a flower that represents admiration and a feeling of deep love. There are different colors to pick from, but a common carnation color is pink and red. The carnation is also a flower that can also symbolize luck too.

February – Violet 

The violet is a flower that has deep roots in Christianity, which makes it a very spiritual flower. Giving a floral arrangement featuring or highlighting violets is saying that the recipient is wise, spiritual, and humble. A popular color of this flower is purple and violet, while the yellow violet is a flower representing peace. A yellow daffodil is a traditional flower for someone celebrating 50 years of marriage.

March – Daffodil

A March baby is a spring baby, and it seems fitting as the flower for someone born in March. The daffodil is a flower that symbolizes new beginnings, so how fitting of a flower to give someone on their birthday? A bouquet of daffodils to express a new chapter and year in their life. A common daffodil color is yellow because of its positive and joyful tone. Other colors of daffodils that are great to give are orange and white.

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April – Daisy 

Those who are born in April, their flower is the daisy. The daisy symbolizes innocence and true love. There are different types of daisies to pick from, from an English Daisy to a Gerbera Daisy and the Oxeye Daisy. Popular colors of the daisy to give on that special someone’s’ birthday include yellow, white, and pink.

May – Lilly of the Valley 

April showers bring May flowers, and for anyone born in May, their flower is the Lilly of the Valley. It is a white flower and is a popular wildflower. This flower is commonly associated with humility and parenthood. The lily is an ideal flower to give a parent on their birthday.

June – Rose 

When June comes, it means that summer is just around the corner, and a flower that typically comes into bloom during this time is the ever so elegant and beautiful rose. The rose is available in an array of colors, not to mention there are over 100 different types of roes to pick from.

The most common symbolization of the rose is love and devotion. When you give someone red roses, you are showing them how much you love them, while a yellow rose is commonly given to a friend or an acquaintance.

July – Larkspur

The larkspur is one flower that comes in indigo, pink, and purple. Depending on the color, it would mean something different. For example, giving someone white larkspur as a birthday gift means you are giving a present that symbolizes positivity and love.

August – Gladiolus 

Are you looking for a refreshing, happy, and celebratory flower to give someone on their birthday? For anyone born in August, their flower is the gladiolus, or as it is sometimes known, the sword lily. The gladiolus comes in red, pink, purple, orange, and yellow. Whether it is someone’s birthday or maybe you are looking to show you care, gladiolas are a great flower choice to show sympathy.

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September – Aster 

The aster is a flower that is also referred to as starworts and frost flower. For anyone born in September, their flower symbolizes wisdom and affection. A popular color of aster is pink, red, white, and lilac. The aster also symbolizes purity and innocence – it is a great flower choice for a child’s birthday.

October – Marigold 

The marigold is the birth month flower for anyone born in October. Standard colors of the marigold include red, orange, and a mix of the two – very symbolic of the season, fall. The flower is also a symbol of creativity. The marigold, while it is also a beautiful flower and makes for a great centerpiece, has been known to be used to treat skin problems and inflammation.

November – Chrysanthemum 

For the November babies, their birth month flower is the chrysanthemum. It is a bright and cheerful flower that is sometimes known as a “mum.” The common colors of the mum include yellow, red, pink, and white. Mum is a flower that symbolizes loyalty and honesty.

December – Holly 

It seems only fitting that a December baby’s flower would be the holly. The holly is a flower that symbolizes hope, wealth, and good fortune. For anyone born in December, their birth flower is one that can be found all month long.

Other Gift Ideas Based on the Seasons

When it comes to determining the perfect gift based on one’s birthday month, it would be wise to consider a few factors. Some factors include the weather, what is available, but also what the birthday boy or girl is going to like.

Here are some birthday gift ideas based on seasons:

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Winter – 

  • Heated socks or blanket
  • Hoodie
  • Mug set of their favorite drink
  • A book from their favorite author
  • Movie
  • Boardgame

Spring – 

  • Fresh flowers
  • Yoga mat
  • Floral themed items
  • Candles

Summer – 

  • Outdoor activity passes
  • Spa getaway
  • Tent
  • Fishing rod
  • Beach themed gift basket
  • Movie night basket
  • Grill or BBQ themed gift basket

Fall – 

  • Pumpkin spice themed products
  • Hoodie
  • Apple or maple themed
  • Knitted sweater

No matter the birth month or the season, don’t feel flustered or overwhelmed when finding that perfect gift. Just remember that your recipient is going to appreciate the thought and effort you put into buying their gift. It is not how much you spend, but rather the personal touches you put into making that gift personal.