Birth Flower for February

Like birthstones, birth flowers are flowers assigned to each of the twelve months of the year.

Birth flowers were introduced in the 18th century and stem from floriography - the language of flowers. February has two birth flowers: primroses and violets.

Birth flower-themed items make unique and meaningful gifts for loved ones, especially if they enjoy flowers!

Giving flowers to people in February (especially around Valentine’s Day) is always special. So what about giving February birth flower gifts? Read on to learn about these special blossoms and their meanings.

What is the February Birthflower?

February Birthflower - Primrose

One of the birth flowers for February is the primrose. Despite what you might be thinking, these aren’t quite roses. Primroses come from the Primulaceae family while roses are from the Rosaceae family.

Primroses bloom in different colours, including white, yellow and red. The word “primrose” comes from the Latin “primis”, which can be translated to “first.” This name fits, because primroses are often the first flowers that bloom in springtime. They are a lovely symbol to mark the end of winter.

Primroses have bright yellow, five-petaled flowers that bloom in early spring and are a popular choice for rock gardens, borders, and woodland gardens. The leaves of the primrose are green and rosette-forming, growing from a short stem close to the ground.

The plant grows to about 20 cm in height and prefers moist, well-drained soils in partially shaded areas. Primroses are not only attractive but also low-maintenance, making them ideal for gardeners of all skill levels.


Primrose Meaning and Symbolism

The primrose is the traditional birth flower for the month of February. In the language of flowers, the primrose symbolizes young love, hope, and youthful innocence, making it a popular gift for those born in this month. The bright yellow color of the primrose is also associated with joy and happiness, making it a cheerful reminder of the arrival of spring.

As the first flowers to bloom in the spring, primroses are often seen as symbols of new beginnings and fresh starts, making them a fitting representation for those born in February.

These bright blossoms can represent young love. Primroses also have different meanings depending on their colour. While the flower itself signifies modesty and affection, lilac primroses symbolise confidence and red primroses signify unappreciated merit.

Whether given as a gift or grown in the garden, the primrose is a cheerful and beloved birth flower that has been celebrated for centuries.

Our charming February birthflower necklace features a handcrafted primrose petal pendant and amethyst birthstone.

The Primrose flower in the language of birth flowers stands for young love and vitality. 

February Birth Flower

Violet - Birth Flower February

Violets are the other February birth flower. These cute little blossoms are named for their purple petals. Even so, they also bloom in white, yellow, and even blue!

Violets are rich in history and carry numerous meanings, depending on their colour. Purple violets are known to symbolise faithful love, while white violets signify innocence and simplicity.

Violets - delicate ornamentals

Violet Birthflower

Violets (Viola) are a genus of flowering plants that belong to the Violaceae family. There are over 500 species of violets, many of which are popular ornamental plants grown for their showy, fragrant flowers. Violets are found all over the world, and are especially abundant in temperate and subarctic regions.

The flowers of violets come in a range of colors, including blue, purple, pink, yellow, and white. They are usually small, with five petals and a distinctive shape that resembles a heart. Violets have long been associated with love and loyalty, and have been used as symbols of these sentiments in various cultures throughout history. In the language of flowers, violets are often given to express love and devotion, and are often given as tokens of friendship.

Violets are also popular for their medicinal properties, and many species have been used for their therapeutic benefits for centuries. They contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and have been used to treat a range of conditions, from respiratory problems to skin conditions.

Whether grown in the garden or given as a gift, violets are charming and versatile plants that are celebrated for their beauty, fragrance, and symbolism.

Meaning of the Violet Birthflower

The violet is the traditional birth flower for the month of February. As a symbol of modesty, virtue, and devotion, the violet has long been associated with love and loyalty, making it a fitting birth flower for those born in February. The delicate, fragrant flowers of the violet are also thought to represent faithfulness, making them a popular choice for romantic gifts.

In the language of flowers, the violet is often given to express affection and love, and is sometimes used to express good wishes for the future. The color of the violet is also thought to hold significance, with blue violets symbolizing faithfulness and loyalty, and yellow violets symbolizing happiness and joy.

This versatile birth flower that are beloved for their beauty, fragrance, and symbolism. They are a fitting representation of the qualities associated with those born in February, and are a timeless reminder of the joys of spring.

Birth Flower of February Gift Ideas

Whether it is for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, a birthday, or just any old day of the week, flower-related gifts are always a good idea. You can never go wrong with a beautiful blossom, right?

Our birth flower pendants are made from actual flower petals that are cast in silver for a classy look that complements any outfit.  The February birth flower necklace consists of a sweet primrose petal pendant, specially handcrafted to show the intricate details of each petal. This is paired with the February birthstone - the amethyst.

A flower gift is such a special way to show your loved ones you care.


Birth Flower of the month and their meaning

Birthflower Chart - Birth Flower by Month

Click on the months below to read more about birthflowers.

Month Flower Meaning and Symbolism
January Birthflower
The carnation symbolises love and affection. The snow drop means hope, innocence and purity.
February Birthflower Primrose mean young love and vitality.  Violets symbolise loyalty and faithfulness.
March Birthflower The daffodil (also the jonquil) symbolises happiness, friendships and new beginnings.
April Birthflower A daisy symbolises purity, innocence and true love. Sweet Pea's mean blissful pleasure
May Birthflower The Lily-of-the-valley symbolises humility and sweetness. The hawthorn flower is a sign of hope and happiness.
June Birthflower The rose means passion and love.  Honeysuckle symbolises everlasting love.
July Birthflower Larkspur symbolises an open heart and positivity.  The lotus/water lily is deeply spiritual and stands for purity and patience.
August Birthflower Gladiolus symbolises strength of character.  The poppy means remembrance, happiness and success.
September Birthflower The Aster has a meaning of wisdom, faith and powerful love.
October Birthflower The marigold is associated with creativity and passion. Marigolds can also symbolise grief and despair over losing a loved one. Cosmos mean peace and harmony.
November Birthflower The chrysanthemum stands for love and loyalty.
December Birthflower Narcissus symbolise hope and wealth.  Holly represents happiness & protection.


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