Do you know what the September birth flower is?
Just like birthstones, there are birth month flowers for every month of the year. Birth month flowers are usually in season during their specific month, so they should be easy to find in florists and mixed bouquets – making them perfect for a really thoughtful gift, or just a treat for yourself!
If your birthday is in September, or if you’d like to buy a personalised gift for a loved one with a September birthday, read on to find about more about the September birth flower and it’s symbolism.
September birth flower: Aster
Asters are a real favourite with gardeners, thanks to their long flowering season and abundance of blooms. They also look great as a simple bunch in a vase, or as part of an arrangement.
Asters symbolise qualities that we’d all like to think we possess: patience, elegance and contentment. Definitely not a bad flower to choose if you’d like to really compliment the recipient!
September birth flower: Morning Glory
I think this is an unusual choice for a birth month flower, because it doesn’t really lend itself to gifting. Morning glory, or Ipomoea, is a vigorous climber and as such the stems aren’t self-supporting, so it doesn’t do very well as part of an arrangement. That said, morning glory is a real stunner when climbing over a garden structure, and with the flower symbolising affection, it would make a lovely gift for a keen gardener.
I have a firm favourite from this month’s birth flowers: asters. They tick all the boxes for me: beautiful, versatile and so cheery. Which one is your favourite?
More birth month flowers
If you’d like to learn more about the origins of birth month flowers, this post covers the history of the concept. It also has links to the birth month flowers for every month of the year.