Yes, Birth Month Flowers Are a Thing — Find Out Yours in This Guide

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Yes, Birth Month Flowers Are a Thing — Find Out Yours in This Guide

You probably know all about your birthstone, but what about your flower of the month? Like birthstones, each month of the year is represented by a flower, each with a different meaning. These symbolic blossoms can be fun to decorate your home with or plant in your garden to celebrate yourself (or someone you love!) for more than one day.

Knowing each month’s flower can also help you create an extra meaningful and beautiful arrangement to send to a loved one to celebrate their birthday. Usually, different colors of each flower have their meanings too, so if you want to plant or decorate with your birth month flower, you can choose a variety that best fits your personality or intended meaning.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which flowers are the easiest to grow?

    Though flowers have a reputation for being a bit picky and difficult to grow, there are actually several varieties that are great for beginners. If you want to inject your garden with beauty and color without a ton of fuss, try growing marigolds, cosmos, zinnia, or coneflower.

  • What rose variety is the most fragrant?

    Roses are an easy way to bring effortless beauty to your garden—as well as an enviable fragrance. For the most beautiful floral scent, try varietals like ‘Madame Alfred Carriere’ (a climbing rose), a Floribunda rose, a grandiflora rose, or an English rose.

  • How long do flower bouquets last?

    Fresh floral bouquets typically last between 7 and 12 days, depending on the type of flowers included. To get your bouquet to last longer, periodically refresh the water and make new snips at the ends of the stems to refresh the blooms.

Most Popular Flowers & Plants in the USA

RegionPopular FlowersPopular Plants
Northeast (e.g., New York, Massachusetts)Rose, Purple Lilac, Mountain LaurelSugar Maple, American Elm, White Pine
Southeast (e.g., Florida, Georgia)Orange Blossom, Cherokee Rose, Southern MagnoliaLive Oak, Spanish Moss, Saw Palmetto
Midwest (e.g., Ohio, Illinois)Carnation, Violet, Purple ConeflowerBur Oak, Prairie Grasses, Wild Bergamot
Southwest (e.g., Texas, Arizona)Bluebonnet, Saguaro Cactus Flower, Indian PaintbrushJoshua Tree, Agave, Mesquite
West (e.g., California, Washington)California Poppy, Coast Rhododendron, BitterrootGiant Sequoia, Redwood, Manzanita
Rocky Mountain (e.g., Colorado, Montana)Rocky Mountain Columbine, Bitterroot, Indian PaintbrushBlue Spruce, Aspen, Sagebrush
Great Plains (e.g., Kansas, Nebraska)Sunflower, Goldenrod, Purple ConeflowerCottonwood, Bluestem Grasses, Buffalo Grass
Pacific Northwest (e.g., Oregon, Alaska)Oregon Grape, Forget-me-not, Pacific RhododendronDouglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Ferns

This table includes the most popular flowers and plants in the USA by region, which considers a range of botanical species, including native and widely cultivated varieties.

Most Popular Flowers & Plants in Australia

RegionPopular FlowersPopular Plants
New South WalesWaratah, Bottlebrush, Flannel FlowerEucalyptus, Acacia, Banksia
VictoriaCommon Heath, Waxflower, Pink HeathMountain Ash, Silver Wattle, Victorian Blue Gum
QueenslandCooktown Orchid, Golden Penda, Umbrella Tree FlowerMoreton Bay Fig, Macadamia Nut, Queensland Bottle Tree
South AustraliaSturt's Desert Pea, Kangaroo Paw, Eucalyptus BlossomAdelaide Blue Gum, South Australian Blue Gum, Saltbush
Western AustraliaRed and Green Kangaroo Paw, Mangles Kangaroo Paw, Swan River DaisyJarrah, Marri, Karri
TasmaniaTasmanian Blue Gum, Leatherwood Flower, Tasmanian WaratahHuon Pine, Tasmanian Oak, Myrtle Beech
Northern TerritorySturt's Desert Rose, Frangipani, Desert RoseBoab, Gidgee, Spinifex
Australian Capital TerritoryRoyal Bluebell, Australian Daisy, CorreaSnow Gum, River Red Gum, Black Mountain

This table offers a basic overview of popular flowers and plants in each Australian region, focusing on a combination of state flowers, native species, and other characteristic plants. It's important to note that specific species' popularity and prevalence can vary. This table is a simplified representation. Consulting local botanical gardens or regional horticultural societies in Australia would be ideal for more detailed and accurate information.

Charlotte Gammon

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