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Birth Month Flowers & their Meanings

You remember the good old Nature vs. Nurture debate? You know, the one where people believe that environment or nurture made them who they are, while others argue it was the power of flowers or nature?

Allow me to elaborate. 

It is believed that birth flowers could help determine a person’s characteristics.

The tradition of giving flowers on birthdays dates back to the Romans. Over time, because flowers were seasonal and different flowers were available at varying times of the year, people started associating them with these months. While these flowers developed meanings of their own, somewhere along the line, the various characteristics of the flowers were thought to be transferred to the person born in the associated month.

Want to find out what those are? Please keep reading as we bring to you the birth months and the different flowers associated with them.  

January: Carnation

Carnation is considered a hardy flower that can survive moderate winters. This is possibly why it was chosen as the birth flower for the month of January representing love, an everlasting fascination and distinction.

 

February: Violet/Iris

When most people think about flowers and February, Valentine’s Day and roses usually come to mind.

But the birth month flower for February is actually violet, which symbolises faithfulness, chastity and humility.

 

March: Daffodil

Most commonly associated with Spring and the spirit of renewal, the Daffodil is the birth flower for March and is represented by rebirth, respect and regard.

 

April: Sweet Pea

The birth flower has characteristics of the goddess the month is named after – Aphrodite. The birth flower for April is the Sweet Pea, and similar to the goddess, symbolises love, youth and purity.

 

May: Lily of the Valley

The birth month flower for May is the lily of the valley and is said to symbolise love and appreciation. 

 

June: Honeysuckle

The birth month flower for June is honeysuckle,  which stands for love, gratitude and appreciation. Some warm qualities to help get through the winter time in Australia.  

 

July: Larkspur

The birth month flower for July is larkspur and is said to symbolise lightness and levity.

 

August: Gladiolus

The birth month flower for August is gladiolus, also known as sword lily. Similar to the name, it symbolises strength of character, integrity and honour.

 

September: Aster/Myosotis

The birth month flower for September is the Aster or Myosotis. It is said to symbolise patience, daintiness and remembrance.

 

October: Marigold

The birth month flower for October is the bright and vibrant marigold. People born in October are said to have its characteristics of  warmth and fierceness.

 

November: Chrysanthemum

For November, the birth month flower is chrysanthemum, which is said to symbolise joy, compassion and friendship.

 

December: Poinsettia

The birth month flower for people born in December is poinsettia, which is said to symbolise good cheer and success – all positive things with which to end the year.

What do you think? Do you have any resemblance to your birth flowers?

Let us know in the comments!

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