Birth month flowers and their meanings

The month of our birthday correlates not only with our zodiac sign and birthstone but with a designated bloom too. What are the birth flowers for each month, and what is their meaning?

Birth flowers by month and meaning

January - carnation

Carnation blooms in winter months and perfectly suits January. It generally represents admiration, love, and distinction, but it’s different colour versions may have additional meanings.

Birth flowers January carnation

Birth flowers February violet

February - violet

Violet looks delicate but can easily withstand harsh conditions, which makes it a suitable bloom for midwinter time. It’s a symbol of loyalty, courage, virtue, wisdom, thoughtfulness, and faith.

March - daffodil

Daffodil is March’s flower, and its bright colouring perfectly announces the fast-approaching spring. It symbolises joy, new beginnings, rebirth, and prosperity.

Birth flowers March daffodil

Birth flowers April daisy

April - daisy

Daisy is a sign of innocence, purity, and true love. It comes in five common types, which have differently coloured petals - from white, all the way to pink.

May - hawthorn

Hawthorn is a small white flower that usually blooms on a bush or a plant and symbolises love, hope and intimacy.

Birth flowers May hawthorn

Birth flowers June rose

June - rose

When listing birth flowers by month and their meaning, we can’t miss roses! They’re available in a range of different colours, which also influence their connotation. Red ones are a universal symbol of romantic love and passion, pink display affection and yellow depict friendship or jealousy.

July - water lily and larkspur

The water lily, also known as Nymphaea, is July's birth flower, and because of its white colour, it represents purity, rebirth, and majesty. Another bloom linked with this summer month is larkspur. Its lively colours include purple, pink and indigo and are a great representation of vibrant summer. Larkspur recalls positivity, love, and happiness.

Birth flowers water lily and larkspur

Birth flowers August poppy

August - poppy

A bright red poppy is August's birth month flower, and, at the same time, it honours the memory of people who lost their lives during World War I. We can see it worn on Armistice Day in the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and several other countries.

September - morning glory and aster

Other birth month flowers and their meanings? Morning glory and aster! Morning glory owes its name to the fact the flower petals open with the morning light. It’s a popular symbol of unrequited love. On the other hand, aster depicts affection, love, and wisdom.

Birth flowers September morning glory and aster

Birth flowers October marigold

October - marigold

Marigold is the perfect representation of an autumn month thanks to the warm and rich colours of its blooms. The flowers have different meanings, but the most prominent ones include passion, love, and creativity.

November - chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are November flowers, and they’re known to express honesty, joy, loyalty, and positivity, but the precise meaning of the flowers is linked to their colours. Red represents romantic love, and white suggests purity and innocence.


December - narcissus and holly

When it comes to birth month flowers, narcissus is the last one on the list. This white bloom with a trumpet-like centre conveys sweetness, hope, wealth, and good fortune. December is also associated with holly, a plant popular around the holidays and a symbol of protection.