Monsoon season has set in, and we are heading for another August. It is not just the eighth month of the year but is a very significant month from multiple points of view. If we say religiously, it is Shravan month dedicated to Lord Shiva; from the aspect of nationality, the whole nation observes Independence Day; there is Raksha Bandhan celebrating the bond of a sister and brother in the form of Rakhi, and the very first Sunday marks the celebration of friendship day. This way, August month gives us an ample number of reasons to celebrate. And, for the person born in such an auspicious month, what would one ask for more? Definitely not! Here is the guide to help which flowers to pick for August born.
What are the common traits of Augustians? Well, August-borns are stunning, intellectual, and attract others with their enthusiastic will power. Or we can say that legends are born in August —Mother Teresa, Barack Obama, the Great Khali, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Sridevi Kapoor and many more. As the birthstones are related to our stars, there are birth flowers depending on the month in which one arrives on the planet called Earth. You can choose and send flowers to loved ones anywhere with the ease of online flower delivery.
The month of August is associated with two birth flowers — Gladiolus and Poppy.
Gladiolus—the August birth flower
Gladiolus represents calmness, integrity, infatuation, faithfulness, and remembrance. It was discovered in Africa in the 17-18 th centuries and was initially used as food!
The gladiolus is sometimes pointed as the ‘sword lily’ due to its Latin name “gladius” meaning sword, which refers to the shape of its leaves.
The bold bloom is found in an assortment of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and white, each carrying a different symbol.
- Red gladioli symbolize love
- Pink gladioli symbolize compassion
- White gladioli symbolize innocence
- Yellow gladioli symbolize joy
- Purple gladioli symbolize charm and grace
Poppy — Another August Birthday Flower!
The poppy is known for its bright red color. It is worn on Armistice Day in countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, and France, as a symbol of remembrance for those that lost their lives in World War I. Traditionally, the red poppy flowers used to be considered as a symbol of remembrance. During ancient times, the Greeks and Romans used to offer poppy flowers to the dead and wish them to rest in peace. Additionally, in Japan and China, red poppy stands for passionate love between a couple. Red poppy even enables resolving fights with your partner.
While red remains to be the famous shade of poppy, it also grows in various other shades, such as orange, yellow, white, purple and pink. And, the surprising fact is, the meaning of the poppy varies from country to country, but it is generally symbolic for recovery, restful sleep, memorizing the fallen armed forces, thoughts for a death in the family and eternal life.
Still, different colors of poppy hold different meanings –
- White poppy represents consolation, peace and rest
- Red poppy symbolizes happiness
- Yellow poppy expresses prosperity
- Purple, pink, and blue are noted as symbols of imagination, success, and luxury
The mother nature is at its best while the monsoon is full-on swing. If your loved one is August-born and you want to confer him or her with the best birthday gifts, there is no better way to express your love and admiration for him or her than with an online bouquet delivery of flowers. You can pick either one or both —Gladiolus and the Poppy online flower delivery to greet a very happy birthday or just to make them feel loved in the form of a lovely surprise!