Flower Guide

Birthday Flowers and Their Meanings

November 22, 2017
Birthday Flowers and Their Meanings

So you want to give a bouquet of flowers on her birthday, but you don’t know where to start. Well, if you know her favourite flowers, then it’s easy. Just go to your favourite online florist and order a spray of her favourite blooms. But if you have no clue what her fave flower is, you don’t have to worry. We’ll guide you through appropriate flowers you can give based on her birth month.

Remember though that these birth flowers per month are just there to guide you particularly if you’re not well-versed in the language of flowers. It can also be fun for the birthday celebrant to know what her birth flower is, so you’re not just giving the gift of flowers, but a bit of useful trivia to boot! Ready? Here goes.

Birthday Flowers and Their Meanings - January to April

January – Carnation

Carnations are typically symbols of femininity and love. The various colours also convey different meanings. For instance, red carnations represent admiration and heartache, white carnations mean innocence and pure love, though they can also serve as a good luck gift for women. Then you also have pink carnations which mean “never forget” and yellow carnations for disappointment and rejection. So suitors may want to stay away from giving yellow carnations unless they want to jinx the courtship.

February – Violet or Iris

Violets denote loyalty as well as modesty. Meanwhile, an iris represents hope and devotion. So both flowers can be suitable for various occasions. Depending on colour, irises can communicate more nuanced messages. Specifically, purple irises stand for wisdom, yellow for passion, blue for faith and white for purity.

March – Daffodil

Giving daffodils to someone means you have great respect and admiration for this person. So daffodils are great birthday flowers as well as presents for your elders.

April – Sweet Pea or Daisy

Sweet pea represents pleasures and joy. They’re very positive symbols when it comes to giving bouquets. Meanwhile, daisies symbolise innocence and purity as well as for expressing devotion to your significant other. They’re also often given during baby showers and post-delivery celebrations for new mothers since they convey new beginnings.

Birthday Flowers and Their Meanings - May to August

May – Lily of the Valley

May celebrants can appreciate a bouquet of lily of the valley because it says “you made my life complete,” making this a sweet gesture from a boyfriend or husband.

June – Rose

People born in the month of June has rose as their birth flower. This passionate flower is a classic declaration of love. Red roses, of course, represents desire, but also admiration and loyalty. Friends can give yellow roses since they stand for friendship, while white roses embody innocence and purity. Pink roses can be a sign of gratitude of the giver.

July – Larkspur

Larkspurs generally communicate happiness and love, but the meaning slightly varies depending on the colour of the buds. Pink signifies uncertainty, white stands for joy, while purple larkspurs mean first love.

August – Gladiolus

Gladiolus is high praise for anyone who receives it because it embodies strength of character.

Birthday Flowers and Their Meanings - September to December

September – Aster or Forget-Me-Not

Asters symbolise patience and elegance, while Forget Me Nots indicate loyalty and undying love. Undying love can be expressed during birthdays, but they also appear in sympathy flower arrangements for remembrance.

October – Marigold

Marigolds are versatile blooms, conveying both upbeat and sombre emotions. On the cheerful end of the spectrum, marigolds can communicate beauty, warmth, creativity and goodwill. On the other hand, they can also convey condolences and remembrance.

November – Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are ideal for convivial messages since they stand for hospitality, positivity and wealth. The warmth they radiate also makes them perfect flowers to give with your “get well soon” card. Specific colours likewise suggest variations in meaning. Red chrysanthemums can mean “I love you,” white embodies truth and yellow implies jealousy.

December – Poinsettia

Fittingly, the birth flower for those born during the holiday month of December is poinsettia. It symbolises merriment, success and prosperity. They are said to attract positive energy and blessings to the household that’s why they’re often present in holiday hampers, Christmas gift baskets and Christmas décor.


There you have it! Have some fun in giving birthday celebrants their birth flowers. For bespoke bouquets and customised flower arrangements, contact Her Flowers so our florists can craft a one-of-a-kind floral masterpiece that would impress any birthday celebrant!

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