With the joyous occasion of the royal birth of baby Archie, we have decided to dive into the world of birth flowers. Did you know that like Archie, babies born in May have the always gorgeous Lily of the Valley as their birth flower? Scroll down and find out which flower is matched with your or your baby’s month of birth.
January – Carnation
January’s birth flower is the always colourful Carnation! As winter is in full swing, we need this cheerful flower to brighten up our days, don’t we? These are also the easiest flowers to give to the parents of a newborn in January, as they are available in almost every colour to match with the baby’s room.
February – Iris
Babies born in February are blessed with the Iris as their birth flower. The Iris is known for its many beautiful shades of blue, which is unordinary for cut flowers. Iris was the Goddess of the Rainbow in Greek mythology and the colourful flower was named after her. Goddess Iris was the messenger of the Gods and the rainbow was the bridge between heaven and earth.
March – Daffodil
The flowering of Daffodils is like the unofficial announcement that spring is here. Which makes it a suitable gift for every spring child. In Greek mythology, Persephone found Daffodils more beautiful than any other flower she had ever seen.
April – Sweet Pea
The birth flower of the month April is sweetly scented and famous for its loving looks: it’s the Sweet Pea. The Lathyrus belongs to the legume family (Leguminosae) and is related to the pea. This relation and its obvious sweet scent formed the English name for the Lathyrus; Sweet Pea. It is an annual climber, and when grown properly, they can reach impressive heights, up to 6.5 feet tall!
May – Lily of the Valley
As we’ve already mentioned, Lily of the Valley is the birth flower of every person born in the month May. Although the little flowers look lovely and peaceful, keep them away from children! All parts of the plant are highly poisonous, including the red berries which may be tempting to children.
June – Rose
Are you born in June? Then you’re probably comfortable with being the centre of attention – at least Roses are! Although mostly bought in February – especially on the 14th 😉 – the Rose is June’s birth flower. Celebrating the birth of a newborn? Go for white roses, as they are often used to honour new beginnings.
July – Delphinium
Like babies born in July, the Delphinium is a true summer child. If you care about buying local products the Delphinium is your go to as this flower grows on British soil during the summer months.
August – Gladiolus
The Gladiolus is a symbol of strength, triumph and pride. Sounds like the perfect flower to have as a symbol for your baby, doesn’t it? Are you born in August and very tall? That might not be a coincidence as the Gladioli can grow up to 1.5 meters in length!
September – Aster
A September baby is matched with the Aster. Like the month of birth, the Aster blooms in late summer and early fall. Asters are usually associated with wisdom and courage and therefore are the perfect gift to the parents of the newly born baby.
October – Marigold
The brightly coloured Marigold is October’s birth flowers. Like many flowers that bloom in fall, the Marigold on of the hardier flowers. That is why it is said that people born in October are determined, passionate and driven.
November – Chrysanthemum
Celebrate a November baby’s birth with the Chrysanthemum. This flower symbolises happiness and health, what else would you wish for a baby? Because Chrysanthemums appear in so many different shapes and colours you will always be able to find one that matches the parent’s taste.
December – Poinsettia
Though technically not a flower (it’s a plant), the Poinsettia, also known as the Christmas flower, is the birth flower for people born in December. With over 8 million plants sold every year, it’s the UK’s number one selling houseplant during the festive season.