12 Korean Birth Flower For Each Month With Meanings To Know About Anyone

Flowers don't tell, they express.

Nashrah Ansari

Jan 22, 2021|6 min read


Everyone knows about their birthstone and astrological sign, but few people are familiar with their birth flower. Rumour has it, the Romans started celebrating birth and birthdays using flowers. Seasonal flowers were used as gifts, and the Romans can be credited with the tradition of birth flowers.

Flowers have an exempt position in most East Asian countries, especially in China, Japan, and Korea. Specifically, In the Korean culture, people believe that each flower has a meaning and a message that it conveys. 

Considering this, it's no surprise that Korea has assigned flowers to every day in the calendar; therefore, on whatever day you were born, that is your own personal Korean birth flower.

However, In this article, We've looked high and low for your birth month flower and ultimately turned this list into a guide, which comes in really handy when choosing perfect birthday flowers to send to a special someone. 

Most of the flowers on our list have pretty extraordinary meanings, so apart from reading for your own happiness, you'll also want to look back at this list of Korean Birth flowers when you're getting a new tattoo.

1) Birth flower for January–Carnations

The carnation is one of the most exquisite flowers known for its pretty pink ruffled petals, long vase life, and a wide array of colours. The Greek botanist named the carnation 'dianthus,' a Greek word meaning 'flower of God.' 

Carnations symbolize deep love, fascination, a friend in adversity, eternal fidelity, distinction, and love.
Carnations have been associated with the personality trait of being capricious. People having carnations as their birth flower are emotional, sensitive, and strongly motivated to succeed.

2) Birth flower for February–Violet

So the mythological records say, the Roman goddess Venus turned a group of maidens into Violets out of jealousy due to their superior beauty and elegant figures. Violet is one of the quintessential flowers for valentine's day, as rumoured that St. Valentine used the ink of Violets to pen love notes.

Violets signify watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness of the sender to the receiver, thereby acting as a floral declaration of always being faithful to each other. People born with violet as their birth flower can handle any difficulties in life with a smile and transcend setbacks using accurate intuition and tremendous common sense.

3) Birth flower for March–Daffodil

The Korean birth flower daffodils symbolize sincerity, mercy, and truth. These flowers can be offered as an icon of forgiveness or in gratitude. People having Daffodil as the birth flower tend to avoid conflict whenever possible and are inclined to act as peacemakers when others fight due to their compassionate nature. 

They are independent and can handle different tasks at the same time.

4) Birth flower for April–Daisy

A Daisy consists of two different floral parts, the ray floret and the disc floret, integrated in such a seamless way that it appears to be one single unit that symbolizes the intricate way love and communion can bond two individuals together. 

It seems that people having daisies as their Korean birth flower are born leaders. They are competitive and motivated people, usually very talkative and not the best listener.

5) Birth flower for May–Lily of the Valley

The Korean birth flower ‘Lily of the Valley’, Known as May Bells or May Lilies, the scented blossoms make this flower specifically captivating. This flower was once used as herbal medicine as a poison antidote in ancient times as the whole plant is extremely poisonous. 

According to mythological records, when Eve was banished from the Garden of Eden, her tears turned into Lilies of the Valley. People born with Lily of the Valley as their birth flower can courageously handle life's difficulties with strong and powerful will power. 

This flower is also associated with purity, motherhood, and sweetness,

6) Birth flower for June–Rose/Honeysuckle

Yes, that's right, June does have two birth flowers! While the rose is the most usually known birth flower for June, The honeysuckle is also associated with this month.

People having the Korean birth flower ‘honeysuckle’ as their birth flowers are the combination of a quicksilver mind and charming personality, enabling them to adapt quickly to any situation. Being curious by nature and having good communication skills are added benefits.

7) Birth flower for July–Larkspur

The Delphinium is also known by Larkspur's name, owing to the appearance of the bloom, which symbolizes Good luck, lightness, and laughter. Gifting a Larkspur to someone as a birthday flower can be considered a token or reminder for rediscovering the beauty in their lives. 

People's personality traits associated with this Korean birth flower are quite critical and a perfectionist. Still, the perfectionist often plays an important role in the family as the warmth, love, and charm belong to them.

8) Birth flower for August–Gladiolus

Gladiolus belongs to the same family as Lilies, sometimes called the 'sword lily,' represents infatuation, calm, integrity, and remembrance. People born with gladiolus as their Korean birth flower are strongly motivated and nurture a formidable desire to organize and rule others. 

They often attract others with their enthusiastic power and pride, which sometimes becomes the reason to land them in trouble.

9) Birth flower for September–Aster/Morning Glory

The ever so gorgeous Asters are the birth flower for September. Asters are a symbol of powerful love and are very bright and colourful. The different colours signify different feelings and emotions. 

For instance, the pink aster acts as a symbol of love and sensitivity, and the white ones represent purity and innocence. The message of "Take Care Of Yourself For Me" is indicated when giving this flower. It conveys deep emotional love and also, love for somebody.

People having aster as their birth flower are the master of communication and often combine logic and intuition in dealing with the game of life. They are intellectual, having intense devotion to life and work, and are filled with positivity. Astrologically they have been classified as the "perfectionists."

10) Birth flower for October–Marigold

In India, the Marigolds serve as offerings to the Gods. They are placed around the necks of holy statues as the flowers are considered to be imbued with immense spiritual significance. These flowers signify love, peace, wholeness, and modesty.

People having marigolds as their Korean birth flower are 'the peacemakers' as they are strongly motivated for justice and always create harmony in others' lives. They can convince others with the power of their communication and are considered to be born leaders.

11) Birth flower for November–Chrysanthemum

The birth flower for November is Chrysanthemum, "Mums," as they are more frequently known, are among the most widely grown flowers on the planet. Chrysanthemums are labelled as the 'Queen of Fall Flowers' as they are seminal flower blooms within the fall season. 

The people having “Mums” as this Korean birth flower have the personality trait of a practical mind and an acute intuition, often aspiring for truth. This flower is considered a symbol of friendship and well-wishing.

12) Birth flower for December – Poinsettia

December's birth flower is Poinsettia, which is a great choice as a birthday flower for a loved one born in December because it grows in colder weather. It is well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. 

The flower conveys the message that 'You love someone just the way they are, and you don't need them to change.' It also represents good wishes, faithfulness, respect, and is a sign of hope. People having Poinsettia as a birth flower tend to be fortunately blessed, strong-willed. 

They are hardworking, independent, and self-confident. Family is the most important thing for them, and they can go to any lengths to protect themselves from the world.

Flowers remain the forever gift for everyone. Giving flowers is an incredible way to bestow your love and care for someone. However, take your time to find out what the Korean birth flower is for your friends and family. 

Give them this thoughtful gift, conveying much more than a simple birthday wish; show them you care deeply about them.  

Hope this article taught you some unique symbolism of flowers that you can pass on to your friends and family.

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Nashrah Ansari

I am passionate about writing and love reading poems and novels. Apart from that, I also love getting lost in fictional worlds, for a while since I don't have to deal with my dilemmas. I firmly believe that every upcoming writer should be allowed to represent themselves. I’m so thankful to feedin... read more



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