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Posted by Russ Griffin on January 28, 2014 | Last Updated: September 9, 2020 General News

Violet – The February Birth Flower

violetsUnexpectedly the Violet holds the title for the February Flower as opposed to the Rose.

Interesting you say?  Indeed.  So, I thought I would share with you some fascinating information about this month’s flower, The simply stunning Violet.  I know, you were probably thinking that the Rose would take the title of February birth flower but alas, it does not.  And what’s with the term birth flower anyway?

Well, historians have come to believe that first of all, the celebration of birthdays originated during The time of the Roman Empire and along with the birthday celebration, the origin of the term birth flower, like the violet, came about.  Though the violet was offered as a gift to those born in the month of February, along with all flowers came with it a language.

 

During the Victorian era, showing one’s affections for another was considered rather inappropriate.  Because of the strict etiquette rules, a suitor would need to be clever in expressing his feelings for his beloved.  That my friend is how the language of flowers developed.  For instance, when given a bouquet of violets, the suitor would be expressing his faithfulness, humility, and chastity to his beloved.  As the flower language evolved, different meanings could be derived from different flowers.  When you would receive a specific type of flower, such as the Violet, you would know what message was being sent.  When given violets, butterflies would most likely flutter in the belly of the beloved for she knew the message being given to her by her lover.

 

Nowadays, people give birth month flowers all over the world for special events and occasions.  Just like the violet, which is often given to celebrate the birth of a new baby or because of its romantic essence, the violet would be included in wedding flowers and wedding bouquets.  So, because the violet is considered a romantic flower, without a doubt it could be added to the lovely rose bouquet you will surely be sending at some point this month. Think of Griffin’s Floral when sending beautiful birthday blooms!