Most people know about birthstones, but did you know that there are also birth month flowers? The characteristics of each flower may be “inherited” by the person who is born in that certain month.

January: Carnation

Carnation comes in numerous colors ranging from pink to purple-red. It represents pride, beauty, divine love and woman. It also represents admiration and gratitude. Pink carnation represents love and affection. Red carnation represents pure love. Yellow carnation represents disappointment or rejection. Carnation is also the state flower of Ohio.

Birth Month Flowers - January - Carnation

February: Iris

Iris comes in pink, blue, purple, yellow and white color. It represents faithfulness, peace of mind and friendship. It also represents admiration and courage. Purple iris symbolize wisdom and compliments. Blue iris symbolize hope and faith. White iris symbolize purity. Yellow iris stands for passion.

Birth Month Flowers - February - Iris

March: Daffodil

The flower associated with March is daffodil. Daffodil is also known as Jonquil or Narcissus. This flower comes in yellow, white and orange color. The daffodil is a synonym for Spring. It represents rebirth, new beginnings and respect. It also represents friendship and happiness. Daffodil is a symbol of desire, sympathy and love.

Birth Month Flowers - March - Daffodil

April: Daisy

Who has not made a daisy chain before? Daisy represents purity, innocence and loyal love. Daisy also represents cheerfulness and beauty. It is a symbol of secrets – the daisy means “I will never tell”.

Birth Month Flowers - April - Daisy

May: Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley is also known as May lily, May bells and fairy ladders. This flower comes in white color. Lily of the valley represents sweetness, humility and chastity. In the language of flowers, lily of the valley represents purity of heart and honor. It also means “the return of happiness”. This flower brings luck in love.

Birth Month Flowers - May - Lily of the Valley

June: Rose

Rose comes in various colors, from red and pink to white and yellow. Rose is the flower of beauty, passion and seduction. It also represents love and secrecy. Pink rose means perfect happiness. Red rose means “I love you”. White rose symbolizes innocence. A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude.

Birth Month Flowers - June - Rose

July: Larkspur

Larkspur is the flower for July. The Larkspur was called lark’s heel by Shakespeare. It represents friendship, laughter and happiness. It also represents good luck, open heart and strong bonds of love. Pink Larkspur means fickleness. White Larkspur represents happy nature. Purple Larkspur represents first love.

Birth Month Flowers - July - Larkspur

August: Gladiolus

August’s birth flower is gladiolus. Gladiolus is also called Sword lily. It comes in a variety of colors: red, pink, white, yellow and orange. Gladiolus represents remembrance, calm and integrity. It also represents sincerity and the strength of character.

Birth Month Flowers - August - Gladiolus

September: Aster

September’s birth flower is Aster. Aster comes in various colors: pink, red, white and lilac. It is a symbol of love, faith and wisdom. It is also a symbol of elegance. Legend says that when aster leaves are burning, their smell will drive away the evil.

Birth Month Flowers - September - Aster

October: Marigold

Marigold is also known as Calendula. It comes in yellow and orange color. Marigolds is a symbol of Autumn. It represents affection and grace. It also represents elegance, devotion, passion and creativity. In English culture, Marigold stands for sorrow, grief and sympathy.

Birth Month Flowers - October - Marigold

November: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum is sometimes called mum or chrysanth. This flower represents health, wisdom and happiness. It also represents compassion, friendship and joy. Chrysanthemum is a symbol of the sun. According to Feng Shui, chrysanthemums brings laughter and happiness in the house. Red chrysanthemum means love. White chrysanthemum means innocence and purity. Yellow chrysanthemum means slighted love.

Birth Month Flowers - November - Chrysanthemum

December: Poinsettia

Poinsettia is the birth month flower for December. It comes in three colors: red, white, and pink. Poinsettia is also called Christmas flower. This flower is a tribute to December’s joyful celebrations. It was considered to be a symbol of purity by the ancient Aztecs. “You are the special one” is the message this flower sends.

Birth Month Flowers - December - Poinsettia

What are your thoughts on birth month flowers?

*Be sure to check Birthstones and Their Meanings.