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Jo-Ann Moss Senior Florist  |  17 June 2014, 05:17 PM
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Birth Flowers by Month Birthstones and Star signs by month


Have you ever wondered what your birth flower is? Or how about your birthstone? Here is a fun chart that lists the month, star signs with their symbols, the traditional birth flowers and birthstones. Please keep in mind when birth flowers by month were set - they were in the Northern Hemisphere. We have to take this list with a pinch of salt but it is always fun to look at.

 

MONTH

  STAR SIGN

BIRTH FLOWER

BIRTH STONE

January      Capricorn star sign January

Carnation januarys birth flower shown here in red - garnet colour.

 

 

 

Garnet is Januarys birthstone
  Capricorn 

Dec 22nd - Jan 19th

Carnations are January's Birth Month flower. Carnations are available in a gorgeous array of shades. Pictured here is a carnation in a lovely red Garnet colour to match the birthstone for January.

If you want to send a Birthday Bouquet in January - Ask our florists to make you a rich red bouquet and perhaps include Carnations.  
Other seasonal flowers blooming in January, in shades of garnet red are; Roses, gerberas, alstroemaria, gladioli, dahlias, and celosia.

The rich deep red Garnet is the birthstone for January.

February aquarius symbol for February Violet is Februarys birth flower Amethyst the beautiful purple February birth stone
  Aquarius

Jan 20th - Feb 18th 


The Violet is February's Birth Flower - sweet purple blooming house plants. We don't carry these as standard from our grower yet (but we always have African Violet plants on Mothers Day), but if you order in advance we are happy to get some in for you. Please call Jo (that's me!) direct on 09 838 9058 if you would like to discuss some Violet options.

For your February birthday delivery - I would suggest a gorgeous purple flower bouquet.  It's a good time of year for purple flowers like lisianthus, statice, maines blue, gladioli, chrysanthemums and even purple roses.  Please do order in advance to ensure we have a good selection of purple blooms to make up your birthday flowers.

 

Rich gorgeous purple amethyst is the birthstone for February. Definately a whole purple theme here for this month.

March Pisces symbol for March Daffodil or Narcissus is March birthflower Aquamarine March birthstone
 

Pisces
Feb 19th - March 20th

 

The Narcissus family is the birth flower for March. (Daffodils, Earlicheer, Jonquils)
Please note - the traditional birth flowers are related to the Northern Hemisphere.

Sadly daffodils are not in season in N.Z. in March - we tend to see them through the flower auctions in late April, early May. Perhaps we could make a Pisces Birthday gift for you in the lovely aquamarine shades of blue. Blue flowers can be few and far between in a flower shop, but Blue iris, Blue statice, and Belladonna will still be in season for your blue bouquet. We also stock delicious Solid chocolate fish for your pisces! ;)

 If we add a pizzaz of yellow to represent the Narcissus - Our Sunshine Bouquet would fit the job perfectly! Just tell us in the Notes to Florists section of your order if you would like to include Blue.

The beautiful blue aquamarine is the birthstone for March.  A perfect water coloured stone for Pisces!

April Aries star sign for April Daisy the birth flower for April Diamond - the perfect birthstone for Aries in April
  Aries
March 21st - April 19th
The sweet, charming daisy is the birth flower for April.

A contrast indeed to the Birthstone for the month of April!

Daisies and Diamonds - I think that's a perfect combination! :)
We could perhaps design you a beautiful white bouquet for your April birthday gift, include daisy chrysanthemums and accessorise with a touch of bling. (faux of course!)

Luxurious Diamonds are the birthstone for April. 

May Taurus symbol star sign for May Lily of the Valley birthflower for May Northern Hemisphere Emerald Green Birthstone for May
  Taurus
April 20th - May 20th
Lily of the Valley is the traditional Northern Hemisphere flower for May.

Sadly this beautiful delicate scented flower blooms in NZ for 3 weeks in October only - a very short season!

But Emeralds... hmmm there's an inspiration - a pretty white and green bouquet in green wrapping.

Sparkling green Emeralds are the birthstone for May.
June Symbol for Gemini star sign for June white rose perfect complement to pearls as the birth flower for June Pearl is the Birthstone for June
  Gemini
May 21st - June 20th
The Rose is the birth flower for June -

Available in many colours, here I have shown a beautiful ivory rose to compliment the birthstone of Pearl for June.

We usually do have white cream roses in stock fresh from our local rose growers.  We even have beautiful pearl pins to accentuate the centre of your roses to create a perfect June Birthday flower bouquet.  We would make this bespoke for you so please call us on 09 838 9058 to order yours.

Pearl - Iridescent and luminous pearls are the birthstone for June.  
July Cancer symbol for star sign for July red tulip birth flower July Birthstone Ruby for July
  Cancer
June 21 - July 22nd
The Tulip is the birth flower for July.  

There is also mentioned Larkspur and water lily which are not so commonly available in N.Z. in July as they are summer flowers.

Tulips are definitely available in July - its a perfect time of year to enjoy them and bring a touch of spring inside to cheer the winter months. I love tulips (check out our logo and signature bloom - you can see the inspiration!)

Order our seasonal flower bouquet and request tulips in the notes to florist section of your order and we'll do the rest.  Our favourite ruby red tulips are "Il de France".

Ruby - glistening red jewels are the birthstone for July.
August leo star sign for August Poppies traditional birth flower for the month of August Peridot birthstone for August traditional birthstone
  Leo
July 23rd - August 22nd

The Poppy is one of the traditional birth flowers for August.  You will also see listed Gladiolis on some reference sites.

Sadly its a bit early for Poppies here in New Zealand to create a Leo birthday surprise, but perhaps a colourful gerbera bouquet might be a good substitute?

Peridot the beautiful light green gem is the traditional birthstone for August.
September Symbol for Virgo star sign for September Birth flower for September is Asters The Birthstone for September is the blue sapphire
  Virgo
Augst 23rd - September 22nd
Colourful bright Asters are the birth flower for the month of September. 

Again, here in New Zealand this is a little early for Asters (a summer bloom), but the chrysanthemum is a very good substitute, and sapphire blue could be incorporated with lovely blue wrapping of your birthday gift. 

Gorgeous blue sapphires are the traditional birthstone for the month of September.
October Symbol for Libra star sign for October Calendula or marigold are the birth flower for october The traditional birthstone for october is Opals
  Libra
September 23rd -October 22nd
Calendulas, Marigolds or Cosmos are the traditional birth flowers for October.

I can't help but think of orange flowers when I think of Marigolds, and although these are not a common sight in the florist shop, we can make a beautiful orange bouquet for you.  Order our florists choice - make sure you tell us in the notes to florist section that you would like orange flowers and you can trust us to make something gorgeous for your Libra birthday present.
Opals - always stunning are the perfect birthstone for October.  
November Symbol for Scorpio the star sign for November Chrysanthemum is the birth flower for the month of November The official birthstone for November is citrine
  Scorpio
October 23rd - November 21

The Chrysanthemum is the traditional birth flower for the month of November.

Chrysanthemums are a florists staple bloom.  Long-lasting flowers that will bloom for 2 weeks in your vase.  Available in a wide-range of colours and perhaps a bouquet in those golden shades of the citrine birthstone for November would make a lovely birthday delivery surprise for your Scorpio.

Citrine - gorgeous golden gems are the traditional birthstone for the month of November.
December Symbol for Sagittarius star sign for December Holly or Poinsettia is the birth flower for December the birthstone for December is Turquoise
  Sagittarius
November 22nd - December 21st

Holly or Poinsettia are the traditional birth flowers for this festive month of December.

Poinsettias are a beautiful red houseplant that is readily available in December - making it the perfect birthday and Christmas gift all in one! 

The traditional birth stone for the month of December is Turquoise.          

 

So although the above chart is based on the Traditional birth flowers by month from the Northern Hemisphere, I hope you have enjoyed my ideas, for some fun and interesting floral gift ideas.

We would love to create an individual birthday gift, using these as an inspiration, along with the star signs and birthstones and twisted in our Kiwi way for a Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand birthday present for you.

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