gallery We’ve all heard of Birth Stones but what about Birth Flowers? Part 2

July

Larkspur/Delphinium

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Larkspur is a genus of ranunculaceous delphinium plants with bright flowers and spurred calyx and symbolises feelings of an open heart.

There are secret meanings of three colours including “Fickleness” (pink), “Joyful, Happy-Go-Lucky” (white) and “You Have Such A Sweet Disposition” (purple).

The spur of the flower, which is reminiscent of parts of a lark, created this flower’s name.

 

August

Gladiolus

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Glads/Gladi, as they are often called, are native to tropical and South Africa and are any plant of the genus Gladiolus. The plant has sword-shaped leaves with one-sided spikes of funnel-shaped, bright flowers.

“Love At First Sight” is the meaning of this flower when offered as a gift.

 

September

Aster

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This fall-blooming herb with daisy-like flowers is called the September flower and is said to symbolise love, faith, wisdom and colour, which blooms in pink, red, white, lilac and mauve.

The name Aster comes from the Ancient Greek word ἀστήρ (astḗr), meaning “star”, referring to the shape of the flower head.

The hidden message “Take Care Of Yourself For Me” is what is being sent with a gift of asters.

 

October

Marigold

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The word marigold is used to describe plants with golden yellow blossoms and the Calendula (marigold) symbolises sorrow or sympathy, which explains the hidden message “My Thoughts Are With You”, associated with this flower.

 

November

Chrysanthemum

This mostly perennial plant is also called the ‘mum’/’Chrysanth’ and symbolises cheerfulness and love and bloom in colours ranging from pink and red to white and yellow as well as mauve and orange.

The secret meaning of the mum is “You’re A Wonderful Friend.”

 

December

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You will have seen these every year around Christmas. In fact, I love using them as my Christmas table centrepiece.

This bright. vibrant red and green plant originates from Mexico and Central America. Aztecs used to create red dye from the leaves (seriously, you can try this!).

The message connected to this flower is “You’re The Only One.”

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