What is the story behind the birth flower

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Flowers have always had a special meaning for people. They are sensual and mystical and have their very own character traits. One flower can be assigned to each month. Find out the meaning behind your birth flower here.

Table of Contents

  • January is the birth flower of carnation
  • In February the signs point to violets
  • The daffodil belongs to March
  • April has the daisies, the flower of birth
  • Mai is happy about the classic: the lily of the valley
  • In June the flower of birth, rose, laughs
  • July is happy about knight spurs
  • August has the birth flower gladiolus
  • September is all about asters
  • October gives the marigold special meaning
  • The chrysanthemum belongs to November
  • December has the birth flower Poinsettia

January has the birth flower carnation

The carnation stands for January. The flower is a symbol for love, fascination, friendship and otherness. Carnations come in many different colors, each of which has its own meaning. The pink carnation, for example, is a powerful symbol of unconditional love. In the 15th century, the white carnation was a symbol of marriage and love.

In February the signs point to violets

The violet stands above all for loyalty, truth, modesty, humility and affection. Hardly any other flower is so modest and delicate. Since the Victorian Age, the colors of violets have conveyed the following messages: Violet violets say "I will be true to you". The white color means, "Let's dare."

The daffodil belongs to March

People born in March are ascribed the daffodil flower. It stands for respect, consideration, domestic happiness and courtesy. The flower, with its bright, cheerful color, is also associated with happiness and spring. In Christianity it is the symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and eternal life.

April has the daisies, the flower of birth

The daisy is a sign of gentleness, tenderness, happiness, innocence and the ability to enjoy. The small, cheerful flower is a symbol of the beginning of spring. The daisy is also used to predict love. The individual petals are plucked - in conjunction with the counting rhyme "He loves me, he doesn't love me ...". The last petal gives the answer.

Mai is happy about the classic: the lily of the valley

People with the birth flower lily of the valley are said to be graceful, modest and pure. The flower underlines the fresh and youthful side of the birthday children. According to a legend, the lily of the valley is said to have originated where Mary shed her tears next to the cross. That is why the lily of the valley is also a Christian symbol for pure love.

In June, the flower of birth, rose, laughs

Although there are different meanings for the many different types of roses, it basically stands for love, maturing beauty, devotion and passion. The ancient Greeks dedicated the rose to the goddess Aphrodite and the Romans to Venus. The different colors of the rose have their own symbolism. Red roses stand for love, romance and passion, white roses for innocence, loyalty and longing and pink roses for youth, beauty and gratitude.

July is happy about knight spurs

The delphinium blooms in July. This birth flower stands for loyalty, openness and light-heartedness. The Greek name Delphinium is derived from the shape of the flower buds, which is similar to a dolphin. The intense blue color makes this flower something very special. In the romantic era, the "blue flower" was a symbol of longing.

August has the birth flower gladiolus

The gladiolus is a typical summer flower and stands for beauty, honesty and a strong character. Those born in August are strong, like to demonstrate integrity, and often get carried away with crushes. In earlier centuries the gladiolus stood next to the rose for a great token of love. The flower should symbolize admiration for a person and the pride in being allowed to know him.

September is all about asters

These small, fine flowers stand for wisdom, love, patience, courage and trust. In ancient times, people believed that the scent of burnt asters drove away evil spirits. According to legend, this daisy-like flower was created by a virgin who wept over the missing stars in the sky. Where their tears fell, asters grew.

October gives the marigold special meaning

The marigold is attributed to October as the birth flower. It stands for sympathy, compassion, undying love and wisdom. Their appearance should reflect the warmth of the sun. In the past, women used them to dream of their great love. Dried, ground and made into a marigold ointment with honey and vinegar, they applied it before going to bed. In the dream your loved one should then appear to you.

The chrysanthemum belongs to November

The chrysanthemum was first discovered in China. It stands for friendship, optimism and joy. The chrysanthemum is loved all over the world and has different meanings everywhere. In Asia it is the ultimate symbol of good luck and health. In France and Germany it is a sign of truthfulness. The yellow flower of the chrysanthemum is a symbol of the sun, light and immortality in Japan.

December has the birth flower Poinsettia

The poinsettia stands for luck, fertility and truth. There are many legends about this popular Christmas plant. One says that a Mexican girl stood crying in front of the altar in the church and an angel appeared from her tears. He told her to pick up leaves from the roadside. These leaves are said to have turned into beautiful poinsettias on the altar.