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Birth Month Flowers
Month Flower Meaning
January Pride, Beauty, Fascination, Love and Distinction.
The carnation also known as dianthus, sweet william,   pinks, and maiden pink.
This January birth flower is derived from Greek words that mean "flower of the gods".
On Mother's Day wear a pink carnation to honour a living mother, or a white carnation to remember a mother that has passed on.
The Latin name for carnation is dianthus which means "divine flower".
The carnation is used by some for protection, strength and healing.

 
February Faith, Wisdom, and Hope
The iris comes in a few colours including cool blue and snowy white, remembrances of winter.
In ancient times iris roots were used in perfume and medicine.
Iris, is Greek for "rainbow".

 
March Rebirth, Respect, Regard and Unrequited Love.
The daffodil is one of the first flowers of spring, therefore it is a symbol of rebirth.
The Latin name for the daffodil is narcissus. Narcissus are also referred to as jonquils in North America.
The name daffodil is a derivative of affodell, which is a variant of asphodel.
The daffodil is a perennial grown from a bulb.

 
April Innocence, Implicity and Modesty.
An alternate birth flower for April is the sweet pea.
The Gerbera Daisy is native to South Africa.
The gerbera daisy has large colourful blooms, which has made it a favourite with flower lovers 
May

 

Humility, Chastity, Sweetness and Purity.
It has a flower meaning of the return of happiness.
Lily of the Valley has also been used in herbal medicine as a poison antidote, for the heart and epilepsy.
Lily of the valley is one of the most delicate and beautiful of the lily family.
According to legend, the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
Also called "the ladder to heaven" and "fairy ladders" in Ireland.

The lily of the valley is poisonous 



Humility, Chastity, Sweetness and Purity.
It has a flower meaning of the return of happiness.
Lily of the Valley has also been used in herbal medicine as a poison antidote, for the heart and epilepsy.
Lily of the valley is one of the most delicate and beautiful of the lily family.
According to legend, the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
Also called "the ladder to heaven" and "fairy ladders" in Ireland.

The lily of the valley is poisonous.
 

 

June Love, Beauty and Appreciation
Rose is known as the flower of passion as the ancient Greeks believed that Aphrodite the goddess of love gave a rose to Eros the god of love.
Red roses mean you love the receiver.
Pink roses mean you have not the passion of red, but still have feelings of love.
Dark pink roses mean you have gratitude.
Light pink roses mean admiration or sympathy.
White roses mean innocence, purity, secrecy and friendship.
Yellow roses mean dying love or platonic love.
Yellow roses with red tips mean friendship or falling in love.
Burgundy roses mean beauty.
Blue roses mean mystery.
Green roses mean calm.
Purple roses mean protection and maternal or paternal love 
July Lightness, Levity, Open Hearted and Ardent Attachment.
The larkspur is a tall flower and is a variety of delphinium.
The spikes of flowers are one to two feet tall 
August Remembrance, Sincerity and symbolizes Strength of Character..
These flowers look like a sword with their tall stalks, hence their being named after the gladiators.
There are 255 species of gladiolus.
The gladiolus comes in every colour except blue.
It is a member of the iris family and is originally from southern Africa.

 
September

Patience and Daintiness
Aster is Latin for star which is referring to the flower's star shape.
Aster is closely related to the Chrysanthemum.
There are actually 250 species of aster.
This flower is frost resistant.
In ancient times, it was believed that burning aster leaves would drive away evil snakes. 


October

Sympathy or Sorrow.

The Marigold is also called calendula.
Sometimes called "summer bride" or "husbandmans dial," because it’s flower head follows the sun.
Once considered the most sacred of flowers, in India it was placed around the necks of holy statues.
Marigolds are good cleansers and can be remedies for the sting of bees.
 

November Compassion, Friendship and Secret Love.
Chrysanthemum was named after the Greek word which means gold flower.
This flower is also a symbol of the sun.
There are over 30 species of the Chrysanthemum.
The Chrysanthemum flower is actually a powerful antiseptic and antibiotic! It is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat high blood pressure and angina.

 
December

Respect, Modesty and Faithfulness
They are very fragrant flowers and are frequently given as gifts at Christmas.
Legend states that after Narcissus died, Apollo turned him into the flower narcissus.
The paperwhite narcissus is a cousin to the daffodil flower.
According to tradition, a daffodil is worn on Saint David’s day 

 

Traditional & Modern Anniversary Gifts Ideas

 
Anniversary Traditional Gift Modern Gift
1st Paper Clock
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal / Glass
4th Fruit / Flowers Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Candy / Iron Wood
7th Wool / Copper Desk Sets
8th Bronze / Pottery Linens / Lace
9th Pottery /. Willow Leather
10th Tin / Aluminium Diamond Jewellery
11th Steel Fashion Jewellery
12th Silk / Linen Pearls
13th Lace Textiles / Furs
14th Ivory Gold Jewellery
15th Crystal Watches
20th China Platinum
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond Diamond

 

Birth Month Gemstones
 
Month Modern Traditional Mystical
January Garnet Garnet Emerald
February Amethyst Amethyst Bloodstone
March Aquamarine Bloodstone Jade
April Diamond Diamond Opal
May Emerald Emerald Sapphire
June Moonstone, Pearl Alexandrite Moonstone
July Ruby Ruby Ruby
August Peridot Sardonyx Diamond
September Sapphire Sapphire Agate
October Opal, Tourmaline Tourmaline Jasper
November Yellow Topaz, Cirine Citrine Pearl
December Blue topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite Zircon, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli Onyx

The Modern Birthstone chart is the official birthstone list from the American National Association of Jewellers. These birthstones were officially adopted in 1912. In October 2002, this list was updated to include Tanzanite for December's birthstone by the American Gem Trade Assoc. (AGTA).

The Traditional birthstone list shows some societal birthstone traditions, many going back to the 15th century. Many stores combine this Traditional Birthstone list and the Modern Birthstone list.

The Mystical Birthstone chart was obtained from a Tibetan book said to be over a thousand years old. Legend has it that these birthstones really help one overcome the obstacles of their birth month.