Birthday Flowers Essentials: What are birthday flowers?
Flowers are the absolute symbol of love and make great birthday presents. If you’re looking to please your BFF, they should remain your go-to gifting solution. Happy birthday flowers have been, and will always be a safe bet – for both genders.
Nothing can beat a bouquet of flowers to your best friend to express unconditional love. Without any doubt, your BFF will acknowledge all the effort you put into making their day special.
Types of flowers to get on your BFF’s birthday
Different flowers have different meanings and their symbolism can take a whole new meaning when it comes to birthdays. So which ones should you pick for birthdays in specific months? Here’s a list of flowers and the months that they correspond to:
January: The Carnation and Snowdrop
The carnation is also known as dianthus, sweet William, or gillyflower. It blooms in the cold winter months as long as the temperatures remain just above freezing, taking a bright spot in January. These blooms are available in almost all the colors of the rainbow-like purple, red, yellow, and green. Carnations symbolize fascination, love, and remembrance.
Snowdrops are the secondary birth flowers for January babies because they also bloom in the winter months. They symbolize hope and rebirth.
February: The Violet and Primrose
The violet stems from the viola genus and is a symbol of humility, modesty, and faithfulness. These purple-hued blooms get their name from their blue-purple color although they’re also available in yellow, blue, and cream colors.
The secondary birth flower for February is the primrose which is an edible pale yellow perennial with European origins. These blooms symbolize young love.
March: The Daffodil
The daffodil is march’s birth flower. These cheerful yellow flowers, also known as jonquils or trumpet narcissus, are too appropriate for the first month of spring – March. Their colors range from white to orange and pale yellow. They symbolize unparalleled love, hope, rebirth, rejuvenation, and faithfulness.
While there’s no other March birth flower, anemones, tulips, irises, and azaleas are often associated with this month as they bloom at the beginning of spring.
April: The Daisy and Sweet Pea
The beautiful daisy symbolizes purity, new beginnings, innocence, and true love. There are five common types of daisies whose color ranges from white to pink, with a bold yellow center.
Sweet peas symbolize blissful pleasure and are known for their sweet fragrance. They make rooms smell like spring.
May: Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
The lily of the valley has many dainty blossoms grouped on one stem and open in late spring. Since the flowers blossom in May, they’re also known as the May bells. The blossoms are white and often arranged with lush greenery to contrast the wildflower-like composition. These sweet-scented flowers signify sweetness, humility, and motherhood.
The hawthorn is the secondary birth flower for people born in May. It symbolizes hope and happiness. These unique pink or white flowers bloom on a plant or bush rather than in bouquets. Their red berries are sometimes used as fillers in bouquets.
June: The Rose and Honeysuckle
The official birth flower for June is the rose. As summer begins, roses signify the beauty and sweetness of the new season. There are over one hundred types of roses and they’re available in almost all colors of the rainbow. Overall, roses are a symbol of devotion and the different colors carry different meanings. For example, red roses represent passionate love while yellow roses represent friendship.
The honeysuckle is the other birth month flower for June. It grows on vines or shrubs and isn’t frequently used in bouquets.
July: The Larkspur and Water Lily
Larkspurs come in a wide range of vibrant colors including indigo, purple, and pink. The flower resembles a lark’s spur with its tall spikes and colorful petals, hence the name. Overall, larkspurs represent positivity, dignity, grace, and love. Pink ones represent fickleness and happiness.
Water lilies are unique lotus-like flowers that stand for innocence, hope, purity, and rebirth.
August: The Gladiolus and Poppy
The gladiolus stands for strength of character, integrity, and remembrance but is also associated with infatuation. It is sometimes referred to as the sword lily because of its long, shiny shape. This bold bloom is available in an assortment of colors ranging from red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and white.
The secondary birth flower for August is the poppy. Just like the gladiolus, it symbolizes remembrance. It’s well known for its bright red color.
September: The Aster and Morning Glory
Asters are also known as starworts or frost flowers, thanks to their shape. These pretty flowers are a symbol of all-powerful love, affection, and wisdom. Asters are available in many colors but are most commonly available in pink, white, red, mauve, and lilac.
The morning glory, just like the aster, also represents unrequited love. Its petals open early in the morning
October: The Marigold and Cosmos
The October birth flower blooms in bright orange, white, and yellow. This flower is native to the Mediterranean and symbolizes creativity, passion, courage, and fierce love.
The secondary birth flower for October is the cosmos. This flower represents peace and tranquility. They come in bright colors like orange, pink, and purple.
November: The Chrysanthemum
The bright and cheery chrysanthemum is the only birth flower for November. You can find this bloom in a wide range of sizes and colors like pink, white, yellow, and red. This flower represents loyalty and honesty although the meanings may vary depending on the color.
December: The Narcissus and Holly
The narcissus is a genus of flowers and daffodil is the common name for any of them that falls into this genus. This flower is well-known for its trumpet-like center. It is symbolic of good wishes, hope, and wealth.
Holly is also often associated with December since it’s very popular during the holidays. It symbolizes protection and defense.
Special birthday flowers from GFSG
If you’re not so sure about the color of flower bouquet to get, you can simply buy birthday flowers in his/her favorite color. Also, if you don’t feel like racking your brains up, choose a bright and colorful arrangement that radiates happiness and cheerfulness.
What better to gift your loved ones than this gorgeous arrangement of luscious pink roses with contrasting champagne-colored eustoma, in a beautiful exclusive square box?
Express your heart-felt feelings to your loved ones using this gorgeous bouquet. The name black romance comes from the black packaging paper that creates an amazing backdrop for the deep-red roses.
If you’re looking to let someone know that you adore him/her and leave him/her in awe, then this floral arrangement would make an excellent choice. The stunning ‘mixed sunflower and baby breath with vase’ is cheerful and inspiring.
Our flowers are ideal gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, or just because.
If you feel that the flowers might not be enough, don’t hesitate to add a bottle of champagne or maybe a box of chocolates to the birthday gift. Don’t forget to send a personal message along with the flowers even if they speak for themselves. A couple of well-chosen words will touch the recipient’s heart even further.