Birth Flowers by Month (& What They Mean)

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There’s nothing like a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, but your wedding-day flowers are extra memorable. It may be a giant bouquet of your favorite flower type or a combination of multiple blooms.

If you want something super special, you could choose to incorporate your birth flower into your bouquet. Each month has a specific flower associated with it, and each flower represents a different symbol—like love, joy, or hope. Let’s jump in and find the special meaning behind each one.

January: Carnation

For the first month of the year, carnations are the main event. They are one of the few flower types that bloom in cold weather, and they typically come in white, pink, purple, yellow, or red. Carnations are a symbol of love, admiration, and happiness—so this is a perfect pick as a full bouquet or a filler flower.

February: Violet

You may associate February with roses for Valentine’s Day, but violet is the true flower of the month. These florals bloom in early spring and come in a variety of purple hues. It’s a great choice for a wedding bouquet—violets represent thoughtfulness, virtue, loyalty, and faithfulness.

March: Daffodil

After a few months of winter, it’s time for a bright and cheerful bloom like the daffodil. Just like the change in seasons, daffodils symbolize new beginnings, hope, joy, and prosperity. Brides can choose between white, orange, or pale-yellow daffodils. These flowers don’t appear in weddings too often, but we love it when we see them!

April: Daisy

Similar in color to the daffodil, the daisy is the birth flower for April. These wildflowers represent loyalty, love, and purity. Daisies come in an array of colors: from white to pink petals, each with a consistent yellow center.

May: Lily of the Valley

A fan-favorite for royal brides, the lily of the valley is a sweet and dainty flower. These white micro blooms are often mixed with lush greenery and signify humility, hope, and even fertility. It’s a great floral for a spring wedding!

June: Rose

Cue the romance! Roses are a classic choice for a wedding bouquet and come in a variety of colors. Each color has a different meaning: white symbolizes purity, pink equals grace and joy, and red roses are for romance. For added flair, you can use rose petals in desserts and drinks, since they’re totally edible.

July: Larkspur

Looking for something vibrant? Larkspurs, also known as delphiniums, come in an array of hues: pink, white, blue, and lovely lavender. It’s the perfect flower for a long-stemmed bouquet and stands for dignity, grace, good luck, and positivity.

August: Gladiolus

Another long-stemmed option is the gladiolus. This bright, bold flower comes in several hues: red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and white. These sweeping florals symbolize strength of character, sincerity, and integrity.

September: Aster

These next florals are cute as a button! Asters, also known as starworts or frost flowers, are full of texture and represent powerful love, affection, and wisdom. They also come in a variety of colors, like pink, white, red, or mauve, so they’re easy to mix and match within a bouquet.

October: Marigold

Bring on the gold—marigold that is. Marigolds are a fragrant choice for your wedding bouquet and represent the month of October. These flowers come in beautiful autumn colors like orange, yellow, and white. Marigolds evoke creativity, passion, tranquility, and prosperity. It doesn’t get much better than that.

November: Chrysanthemum

Another popular choice for fall is the chrysanthemum, or simply the “mum”. Mums are hearty blooms that come in a variety of colors. White mums represent love and purity, red mums mean love, and pink and yellow mums stand for joy, loyalty, and longevity.

December: Narcissus

Rounding out the final month of the year, the narcissus is December’s birth flower. Just imagine a stunning winter bouquet full of these white blooms that share a likeness to daffodils. Narcissuses, known for their trumpet-like center, represent inspiration, vitality, and faithfulness.