From love and hope to integrity and regret, each type of flower has a meaning. In fact, using those floral meanings as a means to communicate or convey ideas to one another has been around since the 18th century. While the average person many not be fluent in the language of flowers, they can easily discover the meanings behind their birth month flowers (because, like birthstones, there is a corresponding flower for each month of the year).
We took it one step further for you; we curated a list of audiobook recommendations for you based on your birth month flower. Your birth month flowerÂ may vary a bit, depending on the British or the US guides, so we’ve included both flowers for the months that differed. Enjoy discovering what your birth flowerâ€”and next audiobook listenâ€”is!
Carnation: All symbolize love, but colors effect the meaning. For example,Â a pink carnation means affection, while a red carnation means “I loveÂ you.” White carnations mean pure love and yellow means rejection orÂ disappointment.
Snowdrop: Signifies hope, bright future, and rebirth
Violet: Symbols of rising above challenges; violets thrive in the toughest conditions. Also symbols ofÂ faithfulness.
Primrose: Lets someone know you canâ€™t live without them. They are
Daffodil: New beginnings, rebirth
Jonquil: Signifies a desire that affection be returned. It also is used to conveyÂ sympathy.
Daisy: Innocence, loyal love, purity, and hope
Sweet pea: Youthful energy and outright pleasure
Lily of the valley: Humble and virtuous. Itâ€™s also considered a sign that happiness is here to stay.
Hawthorn: Hope,Â gratitude and caring
Rose: Delicate, yet is capable of protecting itself with its thorns. It symbolizes love, devotion and passion. The color alters the meaning slightly; deep reds signify passion while soft pinks can represent motherly love.
Honeysuckle: Symbol of everlasting love, happiness and a sweet disposition. The fragrance of the honeysuckle bloom inspires dreams of love and passion.
Larkspur: Both levity and lightness; strong bonds ofÂ love
Gladiolus: Strength of character; integrity and honesty
Poppy:Â Remembrance, inner peace
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Aster: Patience and elegance.
Morning glory: Tenacity and affection
Marigold: Devotion, passion and creativity, and honoring the dead
Cosmos: Order, peace, and serenity
Chrysanthemum: Friendship, love, andÂ compassion
Narcissus: Rebirth, new beginnings, and vanity
Holly: A variety of narcissus; wish for domesticÂ happiness