Birthday Kids - Birth Month Flower

Every month in the calendar has a birth month flower that symbolizes the month we are born.  Like the birthday zodiac sign and the birth stone, birth flowers have special meaning to our lives.  Flowers are an excellent gift to give your loved ones who are celebrating their birthdays.  Learn the birth flower for each of the months, and know their special qualities that make them the perfect birthday gifts.

Carnation - January 

The lovely Carnation, called "heavenly flower" by the Greeks, represents pride, love, beauty, admiration, distinction, and fascination.  It symbolizes the very essence of a woman, with its multi-layered petals calling to mind a woman's complex persona.  The soft petals appear vulnerable, but they hide a strong and tough core.  Coming in various hues, the Carnation is also symbolic of a well-loved occasion honoring the very core of womanhood -- Mother's Day.

Note: In some parts of the world, the birth month flower for January is the Snowdrop.




Violet - February 

The month of February is also the month of Love, so it is no wonder that it has the flower Violet as its birth month flower.  Violet symbolizes faithfulness, wisdom and hope -- all things that love is all about.

Violet flowers have a unique fragrance that make it a popular scent in the perfume industry.  Many consider the scent of the Violet as "flirty".

Note: In some parts of the world, the birth month flower for February is either Primrose or Iris.



Daffodil - March

The Daffodil is the birth flower for the month of March, symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings.  It is an accurate choice when one considers March as the month when winter is slowly losing its grip on Earth, inevitably giving way to spring.  The bright yellow Daffodil reminds us that the sun will soon be lording it over the sky.  The Daffodil is a cheerful reminder that life renews itself.



Sweet Pea - April

It's all about utter modesty and utmost simplicity for the month of April, and Sweet Pea symbolizes that.  The Sweet Pea gives off a very pleasant fragrance, one that encourages gardeners to plant it just for its pleasing scent.


Note: In some parts of the world, the birth month flower for April is either Daisy or Peony.

 


Lily of the Valley - May

The month of May is represented by the Lily of the Valley as its birth flower.  It symbolizes sweetness, humility, chastity and happiness.  In many parts of the world May is considered the month of the Virgin Mary, who is honored by an offering of flowers all month long. 

The Lily of the Valley is often associated with the Virgin Mary's tears when her son Jesus Christ was crucified. 

 



Rose - June

The Rose is incomparable when it comes to beauty and fragrance.  As such it is a prized gem of a flower that is associated with the month of June.  June is the month for weddings, no wonder the Rose represents this month as its birth flower.  The Rose stands for love and the heart's passions.  It also stands for gratitude and appreciation.  


 

 

 

Larkspur - July

Delphinium, or most commonly called Larkspur, is the birth flower for July.  Named from the Greek word delphis, this flower is so-called because its shape bears a close resemblance to the bottle-like nose of a dolphin.  As the birth flower or July, it symbolizes lightness, joyfulness and levity. 


 


Poppy/Gladiolus - July

The birth flower for the month of July is the Gladiolus. It blooms in many different colors such as white, pink, red, orange and yello. It stands for moral integrity and sincerity.  It also symbolizes strength of character.

In Britain, the Poppy is the birth flower for July.  Poppies bloom with colorful flowers that are often used for remembrances. 
   


 

Virgo

The Virgin - Aug. 23 - Sept. 22 

Virgo is the sixth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Virgo. In Greek mythology, Astraea was the virgin-goddess of justice. She dwelt on earth with mankind for a time until Zeus put her on the night sky as the constellation Virgo.  The only zodiac sign represented by a female, Virgoans are refined and love good and order.  They are critically observant and patient.    



 

Libra

The Scales - Sept. 23 - Oct. 23 

Libra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac.  It is considered an air sign and is one of four cardinal signs.  In Greek mythology, Libra depicts the scales held by Astraea, the goddess of justice.   Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac.  Librans are elegant, charming, kind, and are lovers of life and beauty.     

 


Scorpio

The Scorpion - Oct. 24 - Nov. 21 

Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Scorpius.  It is a water sign with Pluto as its primary ruler and Mars as co-ruler. In Greek Mythology, a scorpion was sent by Artemis to deal with Orion, who boasted he would kill every animal on earth.   Scorpios are intense and powerful personalities.  They look outwardly calm but are deeply passionate.       


 


Sagittarius

The Archer - Nov. 22 - Dec. 21 

Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation of Sagittarius. It is considered a fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter. In Greek mythology, Sagittarius is the centaur Chiron who changed himself into a horse to escape his wife, Rhea.  Sagittarians have positive outlook in life.  They are energetic, versatile and adventurous.  They are also idealistic, honest, and loyal.       


 

 

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