Birth Month Flower Gift Ideas
Monday Aug 31, 2020 By: Samantha
I love learning about and discussing the birth months of the people I am close to. Whether it be to discuss star signs or birthstones, there’s always something magical about the connections and revelations that are made. I was so excited to find out that there are flowers that are unique to each birth month.
The next time you are looking for a birthday gift for a friend or family member, consider sending a beautiful bouquet featuring the unique birth month flower of the recipient. Bonus points if you include some info on what makes this flower so special, just like your friend!
Some scholars suggest that their name comes from the word "corone" (flower garlands) or "coronation" because of its use in Greek ceremonial crowns, others propose that it's derived from the Latin "carnis" (flesh) referring to the flower's original pinkish-hued colorCarnations are the symbolic flower of Mother’s Day.
Carnations have many flower meanings often associated with a particular color.
Solid Color – Yes, Fascination, Womanly love, Devoted love.
Pink – Gratitude, I’ll never forget you.
Purple – Capriciousness.
Red – My heart aches for you, Admiration, Flashy.
Striped – Sorry I can’t be with you, Wish I could be with you, No, Refusal.
White – Remembrance, Sweet and lovely, Pure love, Woman’s good luck gift.
Yellow – Cheerful, You have disappointed me, Rejection.
Iris’s are native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region.The Iris takes its name from the Greek goddess who transported messages between mortals and the Mount Olympus.
– Your friendship means so much to me.
– Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor.
It seems this flower has different meanings for different cultures of the world. For the West, it’s vanity, and the East it means fortune and prosperity.
Legend 1: Comes from the Greek myth of Narcissus, the man who died from starvation while staring at his reflection in a pond. It is said that when Narcissus died, his body was turned into the daffodil flower (scientifically known as Narcissus).
Legend 2: Comes from Chinese legend where it is said that a poor but good man was given cups of gold every morning from this flower.
– Regard, You’re the only one, Affection returned,
– Unrequited love, Desire, Love me,
Late Winter, spring
The flower name comes from the Old English word dægeseage, meaning "day's eye". ... Daisy is also a nickname for Margaret, used because Marguerite, the French version of that name, is also a French name for the oxeye daisy.
– Innocence, especially with white daisies with yellow or pale centers.
– Purity, especially with white daisies
– New beginnings, used in gifts for new mothers or for children.
– True love, because each daisy flower is really two flowers blended together in harmony.
May- Lily of the Valley
The lily of the valley has always been a favorite of royalty, as seen in the bridal bouquets of both Princess Diana and Princess Kate. In the wild, lilies of the valley can be found throughout much of temperate Europe. A Christian legend states that Mary’s tears turned to lily of the valley when she cried at the crucifixion of Jesus.
– Return to happiness, humility
– You’ve made my life complete.
The rose is one of the most famous and beloved of all flowers. These timelessly beautiful blooms originated more than 4,000 years ago, growing in the fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the Middle East.
Red – classical expression of romantic love
Pink – sending thanks, cheering up a friend, or recognizing a romantic occasion.
White – conveys respect, pays homage to new starts and expresses hope for the future.
Orange – passionately intense way to say thanks, congratulations or I love you.
Yellow – toast friends, lift spirits and send a general wish for well-being.
Larkspur is an old-fashioned annual flower grown for its tall spires in shades of pink, red, yellow, blue, purple. These flowers are thought to have earned the common name of larkspur because each bloom contains an elongated petal that looks like a spur (ie: the the pointed metal star on the heel of a cowboy boot).
– Love, Affection, Strong Attachment
– Lightness, Sweet Disposition, Pure Heart
– Desire for Laughter
Dahlias are native to Central America and are the national flower of Mexico. The origins of the name dahlia are unclear, with one story claIming that Carl Linnaeus named the flower after a student with the last name of Dahl, but Linnaeus is said to have died before the flower was given its name. Some scientists have advocated to rename the bloom Georgina.
Red – provides power and strength to the recipient
Pink and purple – kindness and grace
White – a symbol of staying focused and pure
Blue and green – fresh starts and big changes
Black (which is actually burgundy) – a warning of betrayal
The aster takes its name from the Latin word meaning “star” and refers to the flower’s starlike head. Asters are a part of many greek myths and legends. According to Greek mythology, when the god Jupiter decided to flood the earth to destroy the warring men, the goddess Astraea was so upset she asked to be turned into a star. Her wish was granted, but when the flood waters receded she wept for the loss of lives. As her tears turned to stardust and fell to earth, the beautiful aster flower sprung forth.
– Love of Variety
– Afterthought (or the wish things happened differently)
The vibrant orange and gold hues of marigolds makes them a bright addition to fall decor. The common name Marigold comes from the plant’s use as an offering to the Virgin Mary in the place of gold coins. It is offered as a sacrifice to gods from Christian, Aztec, Buddhist, Hindu, and Pagan religions and holds strong ties to the sun and its power to resurrect.
– Creativity and the drive to succeed
– Desire for wealth
– Sacred offerings to the Gods
– Remembering and celebrating the dead
– Promoting cheer and good relations in a relationship
The word chrysanthemum comes from the greek words Chrysos, meaning gold, and Anthemon, meaning flower, which were combined to reflect the beauty and value of this blossom. This name carries over the Chinese and Japanese translations, which literally mean gold flower or blossom as well.
– Lasting friendship and non-romantic affection
– Support from family and loved ones
– Cheerfulness and good spirits, including cheering up a sad person
– Rest and recovery after a long trial or challenge
– Enduring the birth of a child
– Loyalty and devotion
Also known as the Christmas Star and Christmas Flower, it's said that poinsettias’ connection with Christmas comes from a Mexican legend. Legend has it that an impoverished boy who did not have the means to buy a more impressive offering, gathered weeds and placed them at a church altar on Christmas Eve. The congregation witnessed a miracle as the weeds turned into stunning red and green flowers.
– Good cheer, mirth and celebration
– Success for the holiday season