Flowers have a language of their own. Different flowers hold different meanings and can help express a range of feelings, which makes them even more popular as gifts. A hand bouquet of flowers can be given as a gift on weddings, birthdays or any other special occasion. Birthday flowers from any flower delivery can especially be chosen to reflect the personality and traits of individuals. This task could become easier for you if you just gift your loved one the specific birth flower for their birth month.
You must be wondering what birth flowers are? Each of the twelve months has a different birth flower attached to it. That particular type of flower is a symbol for that person’s personality. A person born in any month is said to have the characteristics that the assigned flower represents or has.
Like every other month, the month of August too has a birth flower. That birth flower is Gladiola. You can find it at any flower shop or online florist. The gladiola has its roots in tropical and South Africa. With regards to its appearance, it has sword-like leaves with funnel-shaped flowers on one side. Even the name of the flower was derived from the Latin word ‘gladius’, meaning ‘sword’. It has a very interesting history too. In the past, it was considered to be a food.
Moreover, during the time of ancient Rome, winners of gladiator battles were showered with innumerable gladiolus. The flower slowly made its way to Europe through Dutch and English ships that passed through Cape Town in South Africa. Since then, they have been very popular all around the world and can be found at any florist Singapore.
As mentioned before, the Gladiola as a birth flower is meant to represent different characteristics that you associate or wish to associate with the person you gift them to. Some of these characteristics are:
- Strength of character: The flower is supposed to wish your loved ones the ability to develop a strong character. When you gift this flower to another person you want to convey your hope that they will be grow to be generous, pure, sincere and morally sound.
- Remembrance: You can also gift these flowers as a way to let someone know that they are close to your heart and that you remember them. Gladiolus also stands as a symbol for infatuation which is why it is considered one of the best romantic gifts for lovers.
- Natural grace: A purple gladiola is a symbol for grace, which means you associate grace and elegance with your loved one and find them charming.
Hence, if you do intend to give flowers to your August-born friends on their birthday, make sure to tell your flower delivery sompany to send nothing but the gladiola!