Birth flowers, much like gemstones, are closely associated with the month you were born. They can be representative of everything from luck to love and prosperity. We’ll show you what your birth month flower is and what it may signify about you. You can also learn about birth flowers associated with each month for your friends and family. All these flowers and more can be found at The Home Depot Canada.
What is Your Birth Month Flower?
January Birth Flower
Carnation and Snowdrops
Carnations are a versatile flower with many meanings. White signifies love, yellow implies longing for someone and pink carnations suggest you are someone who is memorable. Snowdrops are also associated with the birth month of January and indicate both hope and beauty. They’re a great flower for early summer bouquets or rock gardens.
February Birth Flower
Iris, Violet and Primrose
Violets and Irises, the birth flowers for February, represent someone who is loyal, faithful and courageous. Wisdom is another commonly associated trait – along with that of friendship. Also associated with February, Primrose is a beautiful pale yellow flower that symbolizes youth.
March Birth Flower
As they bloom in March, Daffodils are the birth month flower of those born in the early spring month. They symbolize new beginnings that bring happiness and joy. A container plant, this one thrives in the shade and grows beautiful, bright flowers.
April Birth Flower
Sweet Pea and Daisy
Symbolizing beauty, love and purity, Daisies attract butterflies and bloom through the early spring and fall. Along with Sweet Peas, they are the birth month flower for April.
May Birth Flower
Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
Humility and happiness are the characteristics of the fragrant Lily of the Valley, one of May’s two birth flowers. It’s a beautifully scented flower that thrives in cooler temperatures. The Hawthorn has lovely flowers that attract butterflies and vibrant berries that attract birds.
June Birth Flower
Rose and Honeysuckle
Roses come in many colours, with red signifying true love, orange implying craving and passion and yellow indicating anything from friendship to protectiveness. Also a June birth flower, Honeysuckle has fragrant flowers and can be used to cover fences or poles.
July Birth Flower
Waterlily and Larkspur
White Larkspurs signify unpredictable love; purple ones imply your first love and white ones represent a happy spirit. Waterlilies are a stunning flower that are beautiful in bouquets and stand for a open heart that is pure.
August Birth Flower
Poppy and Gladiolus
In years past, Gladiolus were associated with magic powers. Now, they’re more closely linked with power and truthfulness with leaves that resemble knives – possibly indicating a piercing love. Poppies are great for your garden's edge, rock gardens or cut flower arrangements.
September Birth Flower
Morning Glory, Aster and Myosotis
Three birth flowers represent the month of September. Asters signify strong and healthy love, coupled with faith and wisdom. Morning Glory is a beautiful flower that signifies love, affection or mortality. The Myosotis or “Forget-Me-Not”, as it’s more commonly known, is perfect for a spring garden.
October Birth Flower
Marigold and Calendula
The Marigold is the flower of everlasting love and can signify that you’re always on the mind of that special someone. They’re also commonly used to convey sympathy or sadness. The other birth flower for September, Calendula, symbolizes sunshine and is traditionally used in wedding bouquets to symbolize passion.
November Birth Flower
Chrysanthemum and Peony
One of the two birth flowers associated with November, white mums signify virtuousness and wholesomeness, while yellow ones indicate that a loved one feels offended or slighted. Peonies are often associated with prosperity, luck and romance.
December Birth Flower
Holly, Narcissus and Poinsettia
December’s birth flowers, hollies and poinsettias show a desire for a cheerful household, while Narcissus is a vibrant flower that signifies humility and faithfulness.