The long tradition of giving flowers as birthday gifts began with the Romans. Each month is associated with a particular flower, which is believed to originate with Romans celebrating birth and birthdays by honoring their Gods and decorating relics and memorials with flowers. The birth month flower for June is the rose, with different meanings associated with each colour.

Roses are woody perennials of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are more than 100 species, largely native to Asia but with many of European origin also. Roses hybridize easily, leading to the many garden varieties.

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Roscommon florists - November birthflower: The ChrysanthemumBirthflowers are specific flowers which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born. The tradition of giving flowers as birthday gifts began with the Romans. Each month is associated with a particular flower, which is believed to originate with Romans celebrating birth and birthdays by honoring their Gods and decorating relics and memorials with flowers.

The birth flower associated with the month of November is the Chrysanthemum. Often called mums or chrysanths the chrysanthemum has been cultivated for over 2,000 years. Their genus name is derived from the Greek chrysos meaning golden and anthemon meaning flower.

A red chrysanthemum is associated with love, a white chrysanthemum is associated with themes of  innocence, purity, and pure love; while the yellow chrysanthemum is traditionally associated with slighted love.

 

Florists Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon: November birthflower: The Chrysanthemum The Chrysanthemum is of the family Asteraceae which are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. In total, more than 30 species have been described. They are particularly popular in Asia, where the yellow morifolium species are boiled to make a sweet tea. In parts of Korea, they have been used to flavor rice wine, the product of which is called gukhwaju. They are also used in Chinese cuisine as flavorings and smaller Chrysanths are sometimes used in Japanese sashimi as garnishes.

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Roscommon florists - December birthflower: The NarcissusBirthflowers are specific flowers which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born. The tradition of giving flowers as birthday gifts began with the Romans. Each month is associated with a particular flower, which is believed to originate with Romans celebrating birth and birthdays by honoring their Gods and decorating relics and memorials with flowers.

The birth flower associated with the month of December is the Narcissus, or more commonly called the daffodil or jonquil. The Narcissus is a herbaceous perennial of the Amaryllis family. All Narcissus species have a central trumpet-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of six petals called the perianth.

Florists Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon: December birthflower: The Narcissus

There are a number of popular derivations of the name, a common one relates to the Greek mythological Narcissus who is said to have because obsessed with his own reflection and drowned in a pool of water as a result. In the mythology, the Narcissus plant grew where he died.

All Narcissus species are poisonous, containing the alkaloid lycorine. The toxin is largely contained in the bulb but is also present in the stem and leaves. It can be fatal if eaten, so no part of the flower should be ingested. The bulbs can look like onions so there have been cases of accidental poisoning.

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January birth flower birthday CarnationJanuary birthday flowers: The Carnation

The tradition of giving flowers as birthday gifts began with the Romans. Each month is associated with a particular flower, which is believed to originate with Romans celebrating birth and birthdays by honoring their Gods and decorating relics and memorials with flowers.

January's birth month flower is the Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus). The carnation is a herbaceous perennial plant, probably native to the Mediterranean region. It has been cultivated for over 2000 years so it's exact origins are not known. It's flowers are produced singly or up to five together in a cyme.

Etiquette restricted the free expression of love or feelings of affection and so the presentation of flowers evolved specific meanings which the suitor wished to convey. The messages assigned to the Carnation were love, fascination and distinction. For carnations, the message also varied according to the colour of the flower given;

  • Red carnation - My heart aches for you
  • Pink carnation  - I will never forget you
  • Yellow carnation - You have disappointed me
  • Striped carnation - I wish I could be with you

The Carnation is also known as the clove pink and gillyflower.

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Roscommon florists - February birthflower: VioletBirthflowers are specific flowers which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born. The tradition of giving flowers as birthday gifts began with the Romans. Each month is associated with a particular flower, which is believed to originate with Romans celebrating birth and birthdays by honoring their Gods and decorating relics and memorials with flowers.

The birth flower associated with the month of February is Violet. The viola or violet is a genus of the family Violaceae which boasts around 400–500 species worldwide. They typically have scalloped, heart-shaped leaves, though some have palmate or other leaf shapes.

Florists Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon: February birthflower: Violet Faithfulness, humility, and chastity are the traditional meanings associated with the viola as a birthflower. In the Victorian Era, etiquette restricted the free expression of love or feelings of affection and so the presentation of flowers evolved specific meanings which the suitor wished to convey.

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