You know your zodiac sign and birthstone, but do you know what your birth flower is? It may not be your favorite flower, but learning about your birth flower might make your next trip to the florist a bit easier.
Besides, each flower symbolizes something different that might be one of your personality traits. Ready to learn something new about your birthday? Let's go!
January - Carnation
Known for its pretty ruffled petals, this bloom symbolizes love, devotion, and loyalty.
It's often popular for weddings and Mother's Day bouquets. A fitting flower for the first month of the year, carnations are one of the only flowers that can withstand cold temperatures. We want to think that makes it count as a symbol for toughness too!
February - Violets
Violets are known for their signature purple hue, but they're also a symbol for modesty, humility, and virtue.
Ever wonder where the phrase ‘shrinking violet' came from? That being said, that doesn't mean February babies are all shy. The vibrant hue speaks for itself.
March - Daffodil
It's no surprise that the cheerful yellow daffodil is the first flower of the spring months.
It symbolizes rebirth, rejuvenation, and happiness, two things that spring is synonymous with. The daffodil is a flower that brings hope and joy to many people around the world after a long, cold winter.
April - Daisy
April showers don't just bring May flowers. These sweet blooms are perfect eye candy all season long.
Daisies represent innocence, purity, and loyal love. Remember the ‘loves me, loves me not' game? Daisies also have a unique quality for a flower: it closes its petals at night and reopens them in the morning, hence the phrase ‘fresh as a daisy.'
May - Lily of the Valley
This bell-like bloom symbolizes humility, purity, and sweetness. Often found in nature, the lily of the valley is an excellent example of finding beauty and softness in the wilderness.
They also come with a lovely, soft aroma that perfectly represents the freshness of spring.
June - Rose, and Honeysuckle
You might associate roses with Valentine's Day, but they're also the birth flower for the month of June.
As you probably know, they're a universal symbol for love and romance. Sweet honeysuckle similarly represents affection and devotion. Who knew June was so romantic?
July - Delphinium
Standing tall and proud, striking delphinium is a symbol of positivity and dignity.
They're a favorite in summer gardens. The impressive heights the stalks reach can encourage July babies to reach their goals and strive for new achievements, which is a great encouragement for a new year of life.
August - Poppy, and Gladiolus
It may come as a surprise that bold and bright poppies are a symbol of peace and sleep, which is perfect for those lazy late summer days.
The elegant gladiolus represents honesty, generosity, strength. Known for their impressive stalks, vibrant colors, and pointed tips, it's no wonder they're a symbol of strength.
September - Aster and Morning Glory
Colorful and petal-heavy, asters are a garden favorite. They also symbolize wisdom, elegance, and faith.
Trumpet-like morning glories (and we say that with the nicest connotation possible) are symbols of passion and rebirth.
October - Marigold, and Cosmos
The golden yellow marigold is a fitting choice for October, the first true month of fall.
Its bold hue matches the changing leaves that symbolize the season perfectly. Marigolds represent warmth, love, and creativity. The beautifully textured cosmos represents tranquility and balance, just like October's main zodiac sign Libra.
November - Chrysanthemum
These gorgeous, petal-heavy blooms symbolize happiness, friendship, and optimism.
Chrysanthemums are one of the oldest cultivated flowers, having first been cultivated in ancient China! Their wide color range is perfect for brightening up gloomy winter days.
December - Holly
Last but certainly not least, those born in December are part of the two-flower crew.
Holly is already a symbol of Christmas, so it's no surprise that it's also one of December's birth flowers. It represents peace and goodwill, just like the holiday it's most associated with.