Birth Month Flowers

Birth Flowers and Their Meanings

January: Carnation or Snowdrop

Carnation: Fascination;
Pink = I will never forget you; Purple = Antipathy & Capriciousness; Red = Admiration; Striped = 'I can not be with you'; White = Pure Love or Innocence; Yellow = Disdain and Rejection (isn't that what Striped is, too?)


Snowdrop: Hope and Consolation


February: Violet, Iris or Primrose

Violet: Modesty and Simplicity


Iris: Faith, Wisdom, Valor, Valued Friendship


Primrose: Young Love, 'I Can Not Live Without You'


March: Jonquil (aka Daffodil)

Jonquil (Daffodil): Emblem of Regard, Unrequited Love

April: Sweet Pea or Daisy

Sweet Pea: Departure, Blissful Pleasure, 'Thanks for the Lovely Time'

Daisy: Gentleness, Innocence, Joyous Love

May: Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley: Purity, Humility, Sweetness

June: Rose

Rose: Bridal = Happy Love; Carolina = Love is Dangerous; Christmas = Peace and Tranquility; Coral/Orange = Enthusiasm, Desire; Dark Pink = Thank You; Light Pink = Admiration; Musk = Capricious Beauty; Pale = Friendship; Peach = 'Let's Get Together,' Closing of a deal; Pink = Love, Grace, Gentility, 'You're So Lovely,' Perfect Happiness, 'Please Believe Me'; Pink & White = 'I love you and always will'; Red = Love, Desire, Respect, Courage, 'Job well done'; Red & Yellow = Congratulations; White = Calm, Secrecy, Silence, 'You're Heavenly,' Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness, Innocence;  White on Red = Unity, Flower Emblem of England; Yellow = Infidelity, Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Jealousy, 'Welcome Back,' 'Remember Me' (Yellow's a bit moody, eh?); Yellow & Orange = Passionate thoughts

July: Larkspur or Water Lily

Larkspur: Open Heart


Water Lilly: Eloquence, Persuasion


August: Gladiolus or Poppy

Gladiolus: Strength of Character, 'I am really sincere'


Poppy: Imagination, Dreaminess, Eternal Sleep; Yellow = Wealth and Success

September: Aster or Morning Glory

Aster: Daintiness, Symbol of Love


Morning Glory: Love and Affection


October: Calendula (aka Marigold)

Calendula (Marigold): Sacred Affection, Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy

November: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum: 'You are a wonderful friend; Red = 'I Love You'; White = Truth; Yellow = Slighted Love

December: Narcissus

Narcissus: Egotism, Formality

All images from Stock.Xchng except for the Gladiolus picture, which is mine