August Birth Flowers

The Gladiolus and the Poppy

July 26, 2019
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August’s bright, showy flowers capture the essence of sunny, late summer days! Learn the meanings behind August’s two birth flowers. 

What are the Birth Flowers for the Month of August?

The August birth flowers are the gladiolus and the poppy

The Gladiolus

The gladiolus, or ‘sword lily,’ represents remembrance, calm, integrity, and infatuation.

Gladiolus indicates that the heart is being “pierced with love.”  


The Poppy

The other August flower is the poppy:

  • A red poppy signifies pleasure; 
  • A white poppy is given for consolation; and, 
  • A yellow poppy wishes wealth and success.

August birth flower, poppy, The Old Farmer's Almanac 

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