August 27, 2012
March Birth Flower + More: Daffodil
Nothing says spring like a fresh bouquet of bright blooms. It’s with good reason that the March birth flower is the sunny daffodil and represents rebirth and rejuvenation. The daffodil has as many different nicknames as meanings and is a species within the Narcissus genus. Commonly referred to as daffadowndilly, narcissus jonquil, it is known as the flower of spring and represents hope and a sign of new life. Due to its bright yellow hue, the daffodil also symbolizes sunshine to send off the snowy and cold weather of seasons past, as well as joy and optimism to welcome a warm and cheerful spring.
Wondering what the flower is for each month? Explore every birth flower and order a bouquet that is personalized to someone’s qualities and traits represented by their birth flower. To help you understand further meanings behind the March birth flower we have rounded up the daffodil’s meanings by color, personality traits it represents and other March symbols as well.
Daffodil Birth Flower Meaning
The daffodil flower represents renewal and resilience because it regenerates and grows every spring. Because of this, people see it as a symbol of renewing energy and inspiration to refresh.
The March birth flower’s meaning differs by culture as well. In China, daffodils symbolize good luck and prosperity because they bloom around the time of the Chinese New Year. If the flowers bloom exactly on New Year’s day, it means that you will have good luck for the entire year. In the United States, the American Cancer Society uses the daffodil to represent hope for a cure and in Wales, it represents faithfulness due to its ability to re-bloom year after year at the same time.
Originating in the Mediterranean, daffodils were grown by the ancient Greeks and were eventually brought to Britain by the Romans who thought that the sap had healing powers. In reality, the sap contains crystals that can irritate skin. Today, the daffodil is the most widely grown in Holland and Great Britain and there are over 13,000 hybrids of daffodils that range from yellow and white, to mixtures of orange and pink.
Now that you know what March’s flower of the month is as well as what it represents we can explore how its meaning differs by color. Daffodils are generally yellow or white but each color can send a different message when used as a gift.
Yellow Daffodil Meaning
Yellow daffodils represent positivity and joy and are the most common bloom. Like the cheery sunflower, these colored flowers symbolize happiness and optimism and can be gifted to someone as a token to freshen their day!
White Daffodil Meaning
White daffodils represent youth and purity. The paper-white Daffodils while often planted outside can also grow indoors and are commonly seen around Christmas. Give these flowers to someone who may need a boost in confidence and a little motivation to shine!
Orange Daffodil Meaning
Orange daffodils represent friendship and optimism. These cheery flower petals are commonly mixed with pink tones and make a beautiful gift for the person who always finds the silver lining in life. Spread some positivity with a bouquet of these sunny blooms!
Daffodil Birth Flower Symbolism
Since the daffodil is a species within the Narcissus gene it similarly stems from the Greek mythological character named Narcissus who became obsessed with his own beauty. His arrogance led him to falling into a river after gazing at his own reflection and ultimately drowning. Because of this, daffodils have been used in art and literature as a symbol of vanity.
More commonly, the daffodil symbolizes new beginnings because they are the first spring flowers to bloom right after the winter frost. When given as a gift, daffodils send the message that, “You are an angel.” It was believed if you gave one daffodil it was bad luck but giving a bouquet brought good fortune.
Daffodil Birth Flower + Personality Traits
Although the daffodil flower has many different interpretations, you might wonder what your birth flower says about you. Universally the March birth flower represents the following qualities:
Creativity — You are active in finding solutions for any problems and including others when making decisions.
Kind — You’re all about living a life of peace and happiness. You’re extremely open-minded and kind to everyone you meet.
Ambition — You are tremendously goal-oriented and like to make plans that are success driven. You are a go-getter and like a challenge.
Beauty — You are beautiful and people are attracted to you by the confidence you embody.
Resilient — You bounce back from failure and quickly adapt to new surroundings. When you need it you ask for help but try to work things out for yourself.
Vanity — You want to challenge others and are often competitive however you don’t let distractions push you away from your goals.
Inspirational — You have high self-esteem and are a very confident person. Your natural sense of leadership and problem-solving attitude help you reach success and inspire others.
If this March flower has interested you, you may want to explore what the March birthstone is.
Aquamarine is the official March birthstone. The aquamarine represents youth, hope, fidelity and eternal life. It’s thought that aquamarine has a soothing influence on married couples, making it a great symbol of unity and eternal love. It has a striking blue color, that can range from light to dark and can also contain hints of green. Derived from the Latin words aqua (water) and marina (from the sea), the aquamarine is associated with the ocean. The secondary birthstone for March is bloodstone and when combined, these stones symbolize courage after the Roman God Mars, which was what the month of March was originally called.
Other March Flowers + Symbols
While there is no other March birth flower there are many flowers that bloom during the month as March marks the beginning of spring. Anemones, tulips, irises and azaleas all bloom in spring and are commonly featured in weddings as a sign of new life, purity and beauty.
Other March symbols include zodiac signs. The March zodiac signs are Pisces and Aries. March begins with the sign of Pisces until the 20th then moving into Aries. Like their birthstone, Pisces are known to be associated with water and commonly creative, kind and spiritual. Pisces are also known to be romantic, selfless and get frustrated with egotistical people. Aries who are a fire sign, are known to be bold, positive and truthful. Due to their passion they are known to be quick-tempered and at times moody.
Now that you know the meaning of March’s birth flower and other birth symbols, give a gift that shows a personalized touch. Write a personal note complimenting a personality trait or characteristic you love most about them and shower them with their birth month’s blooms. Explore some of our best selling spring arrangements for inspiration to pick the perfect gift!