Flowers are such a great gift for any occasion. Birthdays are no exception. But, have you ever wondered what type of bloom you should be sending? Just like birth stones, there is a birth flower for every month.
So, here is each month with each special flower, and a little about what they mean.
Its the perfect inspiration for gifting your loved ones.
First we have the carnation. This is the birth flower for January. A perfect start to the year with this colourful ruffled flower.
These gorgeous flowers symbolise love and devotion. It's also a sign of perseverance. Carnations are the only flowers that bloom in the summer, and all the way through winter.
The birth flower for February is Violet.
It's tempting to think of Roses for February, due to St Valentine's day. Yet, in actuality, the birth flower for February is the Violet.
These beautiful purple flowers symbolise modesty and humility. Their petals make up little heart shapes, keeping in with the theme of love. This is probably why they were used in love-potions.
I’m sure this is no surprise, but the birth flower for March is the Daffodil.
Nothing represents spring better than a bright, blooming daffodil. This is perhaps why these flowers symbolise strength and resilience. Best associated with spring, they also symbolise new beginnings.
The birth flower for April is the classic Daisy.
A sweet and simple flower that will liven up any bouquet wtih it's charming daintiness. The Daisy is thought to symbolise purity and innocence. It is also considered the flower of motherhood, and is often gifted to new mothers.
Lily of the valley is the sweetly fragranced bloom for May.
The Lily is a delicate white flower. They are a beautiful and subtle flower, and aren’t your usual go-to gift, bringing something different and a little more exclusive.
They also symbolise purity and sweetness.
The birth flower for June is the Classic Rose. Not much needs to be said for these lovely blooms. Whether they are in a bouquet or pre-potted, everyone loves to be gifted a rose. They're elegant beauty is considered timeless.
Rose have different meaning for every colour. For example, a classic red rose symbolises love and passion. Alternatively, the sweet yellow rose symbolises friendship.
Delphinium, also known as the Larkspur, is the flower for July, signifying positivity and an open heart.
Delphinium acquires its name from the Greek for Dolphin, possibly due to their dolphin inspired flower petals.
The flower is quintessentially British and will add a gorgeous touch of blue or purple to the bouquet.
Gladiolus are the perfect flower for August. They have bright and vibrant colours. They bring that perfect bold bloom to any summer birthday bouquet.
Their name translates form Latin to mean 'Sword Lily'. These flowers are considered to symbolise integrity and generosity.
For September, we have the Aster. These flowers are an all year bloomer and come in a huge variety of colours. They're name derives from the Greek word for ‘star’, which is fitting as the flowers are beautifully shaped like a star.
These flowers are symbolic of faith and valour.
Marigolds, with their spicy scent, are the birth flower for October. This flower is perfect for an autumn birthday! Their golden orange blooms add to a gorgeous autumnal bouquet.
These flowers are hardy and resilient, therefore, they are thought to symbolise strong-will and determination.
The birth flower for November is the Chrysanthemum.
These lovely flowers bring a bright bloom to a winter bouquet. Found in lots of different colours including pinks and reds.
This flower is said to represent good luck, joy and happiness.
Well, this doesn’t really need an explanation.
The birth flower for December is the Holly. This festive plant garnishes any festive arrangement perfectly.
The Holly also symbolises life, possibly due to it's evergreen leaves.