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Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings

Did you know that every month has a birth flower and that, like birthstones, each one has special meaning? Like people, each birth flower is distinctive – filled with significance and wonderful stories. So whether you’re looking for a creative way to celebrate someone’s birthday, or you would like to add a personal touch to a flower arrangement for any occasion, our Birthday Flower Gift Guide will help you find out which flower is uniquely theirs. For additional gift giving ideas, view birthstone floral bouquets and arrangements.


January: Carnations

Representing pride, beauty, admiration and gratitude, fascination, distinction, divine love, woman. The carnation’s multilayered, feathery soft petals conceal a hardy core – an appropriate paradox for this January flower. Send Teleflora's Enchanted Journey bouquet to someone with a January birthday, a richly colorful and fragrant gem.


February: Iris

Associated with the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. It should come as no surprise that the iris's three upright petals symbolize faith, valor and wisdom. They also symbolize valued friendship, hope, my compliments and passion. This February birth flower comes in blue, purple, yellow and white. Order Tulip Song with white irises today.


March: Daffodil

Associated with the tenth wedding anniversary. When the bright yellow daffodil pokes through late winter's ground, it's like a long-awaited friend returning home and a birth flower anyone would be proud to call their own. Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, particularly when presented in an abundant bouquet, daffodils promise happiness and joy. View our Daffodil Dreams arrangement.


April: Daisy

Innocence, I'll never tell, purity, love that conquers all. Associated with the fifth wedding anniversary. Epitomizing childlike joy and playfulness, this April birth flower captures the essence of spring’s happy-go-lucky, forever-young attitude. Send daisies in our Sunny Day Pitcher.


May: Lily

Lilies were so revered by the ancient Greeks that they believed they sprouted from the milk of Hera, the queen of the gods. Long tied to the Virgin Mary, the white Madonna lily represents virtue, while the lily of the valley conveys sweetness and humility. In the language of flowers, this May birth flower expresses purity of heart, majesty and honor. Send our Written in the Stars lily bouquet.


June: Rose

Love, passion, beauty and perfection. The rose is rich with history and meaning. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, presented a rose to Eros, and Cleopatra lured Mark Antony with a room knee-deep in rose petals. Named for the Latin word rosa which means red. Associated with the 15th wedding anniversary. Send Teleflora's Fifth Avenue Present rose bouquet.


July: Delphinium

With its lush, dolphin-shaped flowers, the aptly named delphinium – or larkspur – symbolizes an open heart and ardent attachment. Also signifying a feeling of lightness and levity, the gentle hues and refreshing fragrance of this summer birth flower give it a refreshing and distinctive natural beauty. Send Teleflora's Seaside Centerpiece with delphiniums, roses and hydrangeas to those celebrating July birthdays.


August: Gladiola

Gladiola, the August birth flower, represents strength and moral integrity – not surprising when you consider that its name comes from the Latin word for sword, "gladius." But while its sword-shaped stems may imply Roman gladiators, its romantic flowers are capable of piercing a heart with their beauty – explaining why infatuation is another one of its meanings as well. Order our Fantasy Found zen gladioli bouquet today


September: Aster

With their lush texture, rich hues and wildflower beauty, it's easy to see why asters have had a long association with magical powers. In ancient times, it was believed that when aster leaves burned, their perfume could drive away evil. Today, this September birth flower is known as a talisman of love and an enduring symbol of elegance. Send Telelfora's Confetti Present birthday bouquet.


October: Marigold

With their rich, autumn-colored hues, marigolds are the quintessential October birth flower. Early Christians called marigolds Mary’s Gold, and placed it by statues of the Virgin Mary. Brilliant and colorful, with a late-harvest warmth and a broad open bloom, marigolds signify affection and grace. Marigolds do not survive when cut so instead send a fall arrangement to those born in October.


November: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums, a symbol of the sun, have held many noble positions in ancient cultures. The Japanese consider the orderly unfolding of their petals to represent perfection, and Confucius suggested they be used as an object of meditation. Signifying optimism and happiness, why not send Your Special Day flower cake to someone celebrating a November birthday?


December: Poinsettia

Also known as the Christmas flower, legend has it that poinsettias began as a humble weed. When a little girl – with no means for a grander gift – placed weeds on a church altar, they turned into brilliant red blooms. Symbolizing good cheer and merriment, the December birth flower poinsettia plant is a fitting tribute to December’s joyful celebrations.