Do you know what your birth month flowers are?
If I were to ask you what your birthstone – the gemstone assigned to the month you were born in – is, there’s a good chance you’d know it, or at least understand that there is such a thing. But you might be surprised to learn that every month also has birth flowers.
Where do birth month flowers originate from?
It is thought that birth month flowers originated in Roman times, when birthday celebrations first began. These early celebrations included decorating the altars of Roman gods with flowers, and giving flowers as birthday gifts.
During the Victorian era the ‘language of flowers’ evolved, as a way of conveying a hidden message to a lover without breaking the strict rules of etiquette surrounding displays of love or affection.
Fast forward to the present day, and we now have a choice of flowers with specific meanings for each month of the year.
Wondering what flowers to buy as a birthday gift? Choosing the recipient’s birth flowers is a great way to make it a more unusual and personal gift. The flowers in question will also be in season at the time, which should make them easy to find.
This month-by-month list covers the birth flowers for every month of the year, plus their meanings – just click on the relevant link to find out more.
Birth month flowers and their meanings
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