Before the advent of texting, emailing, or even calling, people used flowers to communicate. The language of flowers is known as floriography and was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Even though communication has evolved in recent years, here’s how you can use flowers to say something special to your loved ones or to bring them a personalized gift. Check out this guide to find what your birth month flower type reveals about you:
January: Carnation and Snowdrop
Carnations are distinctly strong to bloom in winter and symbolize admiration, love, and distinction. Snowdrops are symbolic of hope and rebirth.
February: Violet and Primrose
While many associate roses with the month of love, violets, and primrose are the birth flowers for February. Violets symbolize modesty, faithfulness, and virtue, whereas primrose symbolizes young love.
Daffodils represent spring’s first month, symbolize unparalleled love, and are also associated with new beginnings, prosperity, and faithfulness.
April: Daisy and Sweet Pea
Daisies symbolize purity, true love, and innocence and are great for showcasing undying love. Sweet peas symbolize blissful pleasure and are known for their sweet fragrance.
May: Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
Lily of the Valley signifies sweetness, humility, and motherhood and are great presents for your mother on her birthday or Mother’s Day. The hawthorn flower is a symbol of purity and uniqueness.
June: Rose and Honeysuckle
The beauty and sweetness of the rose can be used to symbolize a myriad of emotions, from passionate love (red) to friendship (yellow). Honeysuckles symbolize pure happiness and denote messages of sweetness and affection.
July: Larkspur and Water Lily
Larkspur generally symbolizes positivity and love, while water lilies represent purity and rebirth.
August: Gladiolus and Poppy
The gladiolus (or sword lily) is a symbol of strength, character, remembrance, and sincerity, and the poppy, too, represents remembrance and imagination.
September: Aster and Morning Glory
Asters are a symbol of all-powerful love, affection, and wisdom. Like the aster, morning glory also is symbolic of unrequited love.
October: Marigold and Cosmos
Marigolds represent fierce love, passion, and creativity, while the cosmos flower is associated with peace and tranquility.
Chrysanthemums are a symbol of loyalty, honesty, deep passion, as well as well wishes.
December: Narcissus and Holly
The Narcissus is associated with good wishes, hope, and wealth, while the Holly symbolizes protection and defense.