Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings

What Is Your Birth Flower?

January 4, 2021
Flower Bouquet

Do you know your birth flower or the birth flower of your family or friends? See our list of monthly birth flowers and learn the meanings behind them! It’s also a fun way to plan a garden or make a bouquet for someone special!

The Meaning of Flowers

Today, flowers remain a welcome substitute for words, enhancing the giver’s message with fragrance and beauty. Every flower has a meaning, and can convey certain emotions, thoughts, or moods to the recipient. Learn the Language of Flowers, and you can practically speak in code. How romantic!

Browse the links below to the individual birth month pages.

The Birth Month Flowers

January ~ Carnation & Snowdrop

January’s birth flowers are the carnation and the snowdrop. Learn more about the January birth flowers!

January birth flower, the carnation

February ~ Violet & Primrose

The February birth flowers are the violet and primrose. Learn more on the February birth flowers page!

February birth flower, primrose

March ~ Daffodil & Jonquil

The March birth flowers are the daffodil and the jonquil. Learn more on our March birth flower page!

March birth flower, daffodil

AprilDaisy & Sweet Pea

The April birth flowers are the daisy and the sweet pea. Learn more on our April birth flower page!

April birth flower, daisy

May ~ Lily of the Valley & Hawthorn

The May birth flowers are the lily of the valley and hawthorn. Learn more on our May birth flower page!


June ~ Rose & Honeysuckle

The June birth flowers are the rose and the honeysuckle. Learn more on our June birth flower page

Rose, June Birth Flower

July ~ Larkspur & Water Lily

The July birth flowers are the larkspur (delphinium) and the water lily. Learn more on our July birth flower page!

July birth flower, the water lily

August ~ Gladiolus & Poppy

The August birth flowers are the gladiolus and the poppy. Learn more on our August birth flower page!


September ~ Aster & Morning Glory

The September birth flowers are the aster and the morning glory. Learn more on our September birth flower page!


October ~ Marigold & Cosmos

The October birth flowers are the marigold and cosmos. Learn more on our October birth flower page!


November ~ Chrysanthemum

The November birth flower is the chrysanthemum. Learn more on our November birth flower page!

November birth flower, the chrysanthemum

December ~ Narcissus & Holly

The December birth flowers are the narcissus (paperwhite) and the holly. Learn more on our December birth flower page!

Paperwhite, narcissus, December birth flower

Learn More

To learn more about flowers and their meanings, see our article on the Language of Flowers!

Did you know that birthstones also have special meanings? Visit our Birthstones by Month page to see each month’s birthstone.

Do you think the flower for your birth month fits? Let us know in the comments!  


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-Southern Hemisphere birth flowers

Hi there! So I live in the Southern Hemisphere (the upside down part) and was wondering if the flowers jump six months to relate with the opposite seasons? I cannot find a comprehensive list of birth flowers for people who live in the lower hemisphere so would love to hear what you thought. Kindest wishes , Rachel

birth flowers in southern hemisphere

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Excellent question, Rachel! We couldn’t find an authoritative source that lists alternatives for the Southern Hemisphere, although there are suggested lists out there from several businesses, personal blogs, etc. We’re finding that most sources from Australia, New Zealand, etc., list the birth flowers that agree with our list above. Although that list is based on folklore likely developed in the Northern Hemisphere, we’d recommend our standard list as the official one, as that seems to be what is usually accepted. But if you’d prefer, you can certainly look into alternatives for your area that would make more sense for your growing season. Hope this helps!

birth month flowers

ok this is so awesome, I am a june baby, born in harlem ny. when I think of the east coast memories of the smell of roses and honeysuckle bring me joy. I now live in rual Alaska, learned how to garden,planted roses and just last year planted a honeysuckle tree. love it !!!

I want to know about begonias

I want to know about begonias, black eyed susans, cone flowers, chives, cosmos, daisies, lobelias, maple trees, marigolds, roses, shasta daisies, sunflowers, and tulips.

Flower Guide

The Editors's picture

Hi Emma, I’m not sure what you’d like to know, however, we have growing guides to many of these flowers. See our Flower Plant Guides here:

Flowers year round

I want a calendar please help me get one thank you


The Editors's picture

Hi Linda, Every year, we do sell garden calendars with botantical illustrations. Learn more in our General Store here:

What about the Southern

What about the Southern Hemisphere flowers???

i like that birthflowers and

i like that birthflowers and birthcolors,,.............perfect

Why is November the only

Why is November the only month with only one flower? All the other months have two.

We're just selecting the most

The Editors's picture

We're just selecting the most popular flower; there may be others if you Google around.

Thank you. I want to

Thank you. I want to decorate the front of the church each month and i thought a flower of the month would work. Thank you