Everyone loves to receive flowers on their birthday, but you can really bump your gift up into something special by sending birth flowers. You don’t know their birth flower, you say? Well, today’s your day, because we’ve put together the handy Birthday Flowers guide below for your easy reference.
It’s a new year—crisp, sparkling and chockfull of anticipation about what lies ahead. Makes sense, then, that carnations are January’s birth flower. Traditionally associated with fascination and intrigue, they are a fitting toast to January birthdays and the promise of the new year ahead.
The cool blues and whites of deep winter make the iris a perfect February birth flower. With their symbolic associations of faith, wisdom and hope irises are also a generous tribute to loved ones with February birthdays.
Nothing signals spring like a bundle of bright daffodils poking through the late-season snow. It’s with good reason, then, that daffodils carry meanings of rebirth and rejuvenation. Those with March birthdays are lucky enough to call the daffodil their own.
Thanks to wildflowers and daisy chains, daisies carry associations of carefree innocence. The big colorful blooms of the gerbera daisy are a boisterous way to celebrate April birthdays.
What better way to celebrate late-spring birthdays that with the sculptural beauty of the lily? An ancient symbol of purity, the lily’s intoxicating scent gives it a celebratory edge.
It only makes sense that the floral mainstay of romantic poetry is the symbol of June birthdays. With its warm breezes and riotous blooms, June just begs to be celebrated with a big bouquet of roses.
With its tall spikes of colorful blooms, it’s no wonder that July’s flower, the larkspur, is associated with levity and lightheartedness. How better to celebrate a midsummer birthday?
Featuring tall, dramatic stalks of brightly colored blossoms, the gladiolus is a gorgeous tribute to high-summer birthdays. Named for the gladiator’s sword, the gladiolus sends a message of strength and sincerity to those born in August.
Like little starbursts, asters bring a celebratory spirit to September birthdays. They are also a symbol of love, making a bouquet of asters the next best thing to a birthday hug.
With a bright-orange hue and spicy scent that suggests the change of the seasons, marigolds bring a soulful quality to fall bouquets. Toast October birthdays with the marigold’s mellow beauty.
With their mellow golds, oranges and reds that complement the late-autumn leaves, chrysanthemums are a classic way to celebrate the season. November birthdays are the perfect reason to send an autumnal chrysanthemum bouquet.
With its bright red leaves and long association with the high spirits of the holidays, there’s no more fitting tribute to December birthdays than the poinsettia. Symbolic of success and good cheer, it’s a perfect way to send off the year.