Flowers by Birth Month

Flower and gift suggestions for each sign of the zodiac.

January Birth Flower – The Carnation

The Carnation is a flower that can bloom during cold winter months. Making it the obvious, and beautiful, choice for the January birth flower! An incredibly fitting choice for celebrating January birthdays, this pretty bloom with ruffled petals was once one of the most popular flower in the world. Over the past decade or so carnations, undeservedly started losing popularity. However they are already making their much-anticipated comeback. More and more people now realize that there’s much more to carnations than just being a filler flower in seasonal arrangements. A wide array of vibrant colors, a delicate clove-like scent, and stylish but hardy blooms known to last for over two weeks (talk about getting your money’s worth) all make carnations a great choice for birthday bouquets and festive flower arrangements.

January Birth Flower - Carnations in a candle

December Birth Flower – The Poinsettia

A cold winter month full of warm holiday memories, December would not  be complete without a symbolic Poinsettia plant. This vibrant flower, with brilliant red and green star-shaped leaves, is not only a fitting tribute to joyful winter holidays. It is also the December birth flower. A beacon of love and joy, the Poinsettia will fill the home of those born in December with cheery vibes and promises of a blessed month ahead. The scientific name for the Poinsettia is “Euphorbia pulcherrima,” which means “very beautiful.”

Do your nearest and dearest December born recipients deserve a beautiful birthday flower gift? Then the Poinsettia is just the right flower for them!

Poinsettia

November Birth Flower – The Chrysanthemum

The November birth flower, Chrysanthemum is one of the most popular flowers in the world. Revered as the queen of fall, this radiant flower is a symbol of joy and optimism. With Russian Flora, you can share the happiness that chrysanthemums represent with your loved ones around the globe. Our service ensures that your heartfelt gestures, embodied by these radiant blooms, reach your dear ones no matter the distance, making every occasion, from birthdays to anniversaries, even more special.

Often referred to as “mums” or “chrysanths”, the November birth flower derives its name from the Greek words “chrysos” meaning gold, and “anthos”, translating to flower. While the most traditional chrysanthemum colors are predominantly red and yellow, cultivators have developed a wide range of hues, from pristine white to deep purple and even multicolored varieties. Now there are around 50 wild species of chrysanthemums and thousands of bred varieties all featuring a bright yellow center and lush pompom-shaped petals.

Yellow Chrysanthemums
Mums (Chrysanthemum spp.)

October Birth Flower – The Marigold

A captivating pompom-like flower, marigolds are some of the most exciting among fall blooms. Also known as the “herb of the sun” or “sun’s bride,” marigolds play a prominent role in many celebrations worldwide. The bold and vibrant fall-colored shades of orange, yellow and burgundy also make it a popular choice in seasonal bouquets. But did you know that these beauties are also the October birth flower?

Marigolds

September’s Birth Flower – The Aster

Embodying the essence of autumn, the aster takes the center stage as September’s birth flower. This splendid blossom carries the symbolic weight of profound love and also holds the honor of being the 20th wedding anniversary flower.

It’s nearly impossible not to be captivated by the allure of these autumnal blooms. The aster, belonging to the Asteraceae family, is renowned for its exquisite star-shaped flowers. These lovely blooms share a kinship with sunflowers, sporting centers adorned with a tapestry of 300 miniature florets. Furthermore, asters are a kaleidoscope of hues, embracing shades that span from vibrant reds and oranges to delicate purples and pinks, and even a spectrum of blues. Their versatility ensures that they fit perfectly into any birthday bouquet or floral arrangement.

Purple Aster Flowers

What Does the Name Aster Mean?

The aster is an emblem of Venus, the goddess of love. But there are many legends explaining the origins of the aster flower. According to Greek mythology, the goddess Asteria (the Titan goddess of nocturnal oracles and shooting stars), who was deeply in love with stars, got upset that they appeared only in the sky and not on earth. Having realized that, she began crying and each of her tears that reached the ground turned into a star-shaped aster flower. This is how the flower was named after goddess Asteria, with “aster” meaning star.

Another myth has it that asters started blooming when Virgo scattered stardust over the Earth. Other legends associated with the flower all explain their shape, which resembles the blinking and twinkling of stars.

More Aster Flower Facts

  • September birth flowers are indigenous to North America but are also found in Europe, South America, and Asia.
  • Asters belong to the second largest family of flowers, Asteraceae. There are over 600 varieties within the Aster genus but we are familiar with only two subspecies of these blooms.
  • In ancient times people used to burn Asters. Because of their positive symbolism associated with patience, good fortune and female energy, people believed their smoke could ward off evil and negative energy. They have also been used medicinally to treat migraines, colds and muscle aches.
  • Aster is a symbol of the Hungarian Revolution. It was even named “Aster revolution” because all the participants were wearing asters in their lapels during the event.
  • A special symbol of honor, asters are used in France to remember soldiers. Placing an aster on the grave of a fallen soldier is the way to demonstrate that he was killed in battle.
Bouquet of Asters and Chrysanthemums

What does September’s Birth Flower Mean?

The September birth flower, the aster, is a captivating bloom that carries a rich tapestry of meanings. Making it a truly special choice for those born in this month. At its core, the aster signifies love, wisdom, and faith. However, within the language of flowers, each shade of the Aster conveys its own unique symbolism.

  • Purple asters are the most popular. This color symbolizes wisdom and royalty. Bouquets featuring purple asters make a perfect 20th wedding anniversary gift.
  • White asters​ signify purity and innocence and are usually included in bridal and wedding bouquets.
  • Red asters​ stand for undying devotion and are a good (and more affordable) alternative to roses on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Women’s Day.
  • Pink asters represent sensitivity and love. Flower arrangements featuring these flowers are great for a number of romantic occasions.

What is September’s Birthstone?

Sapphire, the birthstone for September, is a very popular gem and has been cherished for thousands of years. Well-known for its rich violet-blue hues (the word “Sapphire” means blue in Greek), this ultimate blue gemstone also comes in a rainbow of other colors including yellow, orange and even pink (one of the rarest).

Since Ancient times, people have believed that September’s birthstone has protective properties. It represents nobility, loyalty, sincerity and faith. For centuries, sapphires have adorned royalty and clergymen’s robes. Now sapphires are one of the most popular engagement gems in addition to being the 5th and 45th wedding anniversary’s gemstone.

Sapphire is found in many countries around the world including the US, Australia, and Thailand. The purest varieties come from Myanmar (Burma), India and Sri Lanka. A sapphire’s price depends on how pure the blue in the gem is.

If you want to send an extravagant birthday gift or surprise your significant other with a beautiful engagement ring, send a sapphire ring. Its unique beauty will make it a gift to remember!

Country Garden Bouquet Romantic Bouquet

Zodiac & Birth Month Flowers for September

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Independent and meticulous, Virgos have a strong need for perfection. When picking a birthday gift for this zodiac sign, it’s important to put some extra thought into the presentation. First impressions matter, so make sure your gift wrap looks nice and neat.

Being timid in nature, Virgos usually prefer pastel colors and simple designs. Leave an extravagant bouquet featuring bright colors to a charismatic Libra. There’s nothing a Virgo would appreciate more than a delicate arrangement of soft-petalled tulips, airy hydrangea or seasonal flowers including aster, this zodiac sign’s birth flower.

A Country Garden Bouquet is a perfect example of the best flower choices for a Virgo on their birthday. Subtle pink shades of romantic peonies, tender asters, lush roses and playful gerberas bring a garden of positive emotions to your recipient. Complement the flowers with a box of delicious gourmet chocolates and satisfy their craving for sweetness.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Gentle and gracious, balanced Libra is among the most social and popular zodiac signs. The people born under the Sign Libra are naturally kind and fair. They appreciate beauty and strive for harmony and peace.

To appeal to this side of Libra’s character, give them a lucky bamboo or a bonsai tree. It will not only please their eyes for years to come, but also encourage the great energy and balance they are always looking for. In addition, add a scented candle – an ultimate home accessory that will please their senses.

Most importantly, Libras are a classy lot with refined taste. They will love something exotic and stylish like this stunning Romantic Bouquet. Featuring charming white roses, exquisite lavender alstroemerias, and a selection of seasonal flowers, the composition will bring warmth into any home, much like the charismatic zodiac sign.

If you have a friend or family member celebrating their birthday this month, make sure September’s birth flower is part of the flower arrangement you send for their special day. The stunning September birth flower will demonstrate your thoughtfulness and bring your dear recipient good fortune.

International Flower Delivery: Send September’s Birth Flower to Loved Ones

Whether it’s a cherished partner in a different country, a family member who has embarked on an international journey, or even a newfound friend you’ve met through the digital realm, the bonds we share transcend borders. And while modern technology allows us to bridge the gap with video calls and messages, there’s an irreplaceable magic in the act of gift-giving.

Russian Flora is your trusted partner in expressing love, appreciation, and heartfelt sentiments across oceans and continents. With an unwavering commitment to facilitating emotional connections, Russian Flora has honed its craft over years of experience. We understand the importance of timely and thoughtful gestures, which is why we offer swift international flower delivery to over 200 countries, ensuring your gifts reach their destination within a mere 1-3 business days. Whether it’s a bouquet of September’s birth flower, the Aster, or an assortment of carefully chosen tokens of affection, we’re here to help you nurture and strengthen those meaningful bonds that defy geographical boundaries.

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August’s Birth Flower – The Gladiolus

Tall and majestic, August’s birth flower – the gladiolus – captures the essence of warm summer days. The playful ruffled leaves of the trumpet-like flower feature striking combinations and patterns of color – from delicate pastels to vibrant reds and purple.

Blooming during July and August, the gladiolus flower looks impressively statuesque in any floral arrangement. From birthdays to anniversaries; as professional flower gifters, Russian Flora knows that this floral bloom is a versatile choice for any special occasion. Though you might have already fallen in love with August’s birth flower’s stoic beauty, there are many interesting facts about gladiolus that will help you get to know these beautiful blooms even better. Scroll below to discover more!

Gladiolus

July Birth Flowers: Delphinium & Water lily

Heralding summer’s apex, July has two equally important and gorgeous birth flowers. Those born in the hottest month of the year are lucky to choose between two July birth flowers. The first is the tall and graceful delphinium (also known as the Larkspur). The second is the enchanting water lily. So different in appearance, these lovely plants share a common symbolism of the heart. This makes them both the perfect heartfelt birthday gift for loved ones and friends.

Water Lily

Rose – The Birth Flower For June

People have been passionate about roses since the beginning of time. The rose is one of the most beloved flowers in the world. It is also considered the best representation of love. This passionate flower is the logical choice for the birth flower of those born in June. It’s difficult to point out one particular reason behind the amazing popularity of roses. Some love the flower for its divine fragrance. Others love it for the variety of colors and species roses are available in. Still more admire its refined beauty which has been greatly enhanced throughout history.

Whatever the reason, roses remain one of the most popular flowers to send to loved ones and friends alike. Still need convincing? Did you know that the rose is edible, can live for a very long time, and is mentioned in the Bible? Keep reading to learn some amazing facts about roses you probably never knew.

Roses

Lily of the Valley – The Birth Flower For May

Lily of the Valley: Myths & Legends

A fragrant flower that symbolizes Easter and weddings, lily of the valley is the birth flower for May. It’s also the official flower of May Day, and goes by many names. Whether it’s called May Bells, Lily Constancy, Ladder-to-Heaven, they all refer to tiny white bells cascading from delicate stems. Its scientific name is Maialis which means “belonging to May.” This perky little Spring flower is native to England, North America and Asia.

Lily of the Valley

Daisy – The Birth Flower For April

Daisies are one of the most recognizable and beloved blooms that make up almost 10% of all flowering plants on Earth. They are also the lovely birth flower for April. Have you ever wondered why it’s daisy petals we pick when playing “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”? The daisy has an enduring quality that inspires innocence, purity and loyal love. As a result, this joyful bloom has given rise to numerous poems and songs. Daisies are also popular in romantic bouquets and birthday gifts.

But are there more to these popular flowers than a romantic sentiment? Why should you send a bouquet of darling daisies to that special someone on their birthday? Scroll down to learn some interesting trivia about the birth flower for April.

Daisies

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