JanuaryThere are two flowers associated with each month of the year. The birth flowers for January are Carnations and Snowdrops. These flowers are black, dark blue, or deep red and they stand for fascination and consolation. They are thought to signify the qualities of passion, enthusiasm, and adventure. Carnations specifically represent pride, beauty, and gratitude. It's a fluttery flower that blooms in a variety of colors.
FebruaryViolet and Primrose make the list for February. These gorgeous flowers are violet purple, sky blue or yellow. The meaning of these flowers is modesty, faithfulness, virtue, and young love. It was believed by the ancient Greeks that Violet was the flower of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. It's no wonder other representations of the flower signify modesty. Both blooms have distinct yet fragile fragrances that are thought to affect one's senses so profoundly that the effects of other unpleasant odors are weakened.
MarchDaffodils or Jonquils are naturally white or light blue and represent the birth for those born in March.
This is one flower that goes by several names and just as many meanings. It is a flower most well known to be associated with Spring. The daffodil represents friendship and sunshine and you can find them in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
AprilDaisy and Sweet Pea flowers are perfect for April birthdays because they represent innocence, youth, purity, and blissful pleasures. They are also thought to represent goodbyes. These are the best flowers for birthdays to represent the departure of one year and on to the next. Daisies are thought to epitomize childlike joy and playfulness. This flower is supposed to capture the essence of spring's happy-go-lucky, brand new attitude. Sweet Peas have a delightful scent and you can find them in vibrant colors such as yellow and red. There are also colorless varieties of both of these flowers.
MayThe yellow, red and green Lilly of the Valley or the Hawthorn flowers are the best flowers for birthdays in May. Sweetness, humility, the return of happiness, fertility, and hope are just a few things these flowers represent for those born this month. The Lilly of the Valley is sometimes called the May Lily and it's famous for its small, white, bell-shaped flowers. The fragrance is also delicate!
The Hawthorn resembles and belongs to the rose family.
JuneRoses are classic flowers and June babies are lucky enough to have this flower in their sphere. If you were born in June and you don't like roses, you can opt for the Honeysuckle instead.
Roses come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. They represent love and devoted affection, as does the honeysuckle. You can find the honeysuckle growing wild with light blue, white and cream colors.
Roses are the dominant flower in this month because they are a popular flower that also represents friendship and beauty. Roses are in fact the most popular of all cut flowers.
JulyThe Larkspur is a simple yet elegant flower that is symbolic of a beautiful spirit, lightness, and swiftness. The green, russet, and red 'flavors' make it a popular choice for birthday bouquets in July.
The water lily is another July baby flower that represents laughter and a purity of heart. You'll find water lilies in red, salmon, pink, white, yellow, orange, peach, and some even near-black. There are also blue and purple varieties.
AugustThe ever-popular Poppy is a bright and happy flower for August birthdays. It signifies the qualities of optimism and playfulness. You can find poppy varieties in a range of colors from white to deep plum. They are perennials, meaning they bloom in and out during spring and summer.
August has another flower, the Gladiola. This birth flower represents strength and moral integrity. It also symbolizes remembrance and strength of character.
A member of the iris family, the Gladiola is one of the most popular cut flowers in the world.
SeptemberThe Morning Glory is such a beautiful flower and it represents daintiness. It also smells so good. This is one of the best flowers for birthdays for September babies that represent love and affection in a dainty manner. Aster is another beautiful flower that gets the September listing. This bloom derives its name from the Greek meaning 'star' and is considered unique for its delicate purple color. You may also find Aster in blue and white.
OctoberCalendula can be found in varied colors that represent joy and modesty. This bloom has a lengthy flowering season and therefore derives its name from the Latin word for calendar. You can easily find this bloom from spring through the first frost of the fall season. Cosmos are simple flowers but they get their name from the Greek meaning 'balanced universe'. They are white yellow and purple and other colors with a simple pollen center.
NovemberNovember only gets one flower because it's so special. The chrysanthemum which signifies qualities like unconventional and independence. Better known as simply 'mums', these flowers can be found in dark blue, red and yellow. They also represent cheerfulness, rest, loveliness, abundance and wealth.
DecemberThe best flowers for birthdays in December are Narcissus or Holly. Holly is well known as a holiday flower and so it stands as a beautiful plant that fits for those born in December, too. The Narcissus represents egotism, formality, foresight, and good wishes, as well as Holly, signifies the latter.
Now You Know the Best Flowers for BirthdaysNow that you know which flowers to get for the people you love on their birthdays, it's time to order flowers!
Beware that your selections will vary from time to time depending on the nature of the design you choose for your bouquets and the season for the blooms. The recommendations listed here will be in season each month. If you prefer mixed arrangements, the following flowers are popular for birthdays:
- Gerbera Daisies