The Official Birth Flower for March

March officially marks the onset of springtime. It assures an end to the gloominess of winter and promises bright, sunny, and warm days ahead. For those born in March, that is more than enough reason for a celebration of life and birth. If someone you know is celebrating a birthday in March, you can never go wrong with giving beautiful flowers as a gift. Make it more sweet and unique by sending the official birth flower for March – the daffodils. We’ve made a quick guide below about these captivating blooms. 


The Official Birth Flower Calendar:

Month:Birth Flower:Meanings & Symbolism:
January:Carnations & SnowdropPink Carnations (love and appreciation), White Carnations (luck, love, and affection, Red Carnations (love and friendship). Snowdrop (hope and rebirth).
February:Violet, Iris and PrimroseViolets (faithful love, truth, loyalty, humility), Iris (hope, faith, passion, purity, and innocence), Primrose (affection, young love, undying affection)
March:DaffodilsDaffodils (new beginnings, faithfulness, luck, prosperity, and hope)
April:Daisy & Sweet PeaDaisy (purity, love, new beginnings, fertility, and motherhood). Sweet Pea (blissful pleasure, gratitude).
May:Lily of the Valley & HawthornLily of the Valley (romance, luck, happiness, purity, humility). Hawthorn (hope, love, beauty, fertility, and supreme happiness).
June:Roses & HoneysuckleRoses (love, passion, romance, purity, gratitude). Honeysuckle (happiness and eternal love).
July:Larkspur & Water LilyLarkspur (happiness, love); Water Lily (enlightenment, resurrection, purity, beauty, creation).
August:Gladiolus & PoppyGladiolus (integrity, honor, respect); Poppy (remembrance, prosperity, enchantment, sympathy).
September:Aster & Morning GloryAster (faith, love, achievement, and wisdom); Morning Glory (affection, intimate love, patience).
October:Marigolds & CosmosMarigolds (devotion, commitment); Cosmos (harmony, love, innocence, beauty, modesty, joy, and balance). 
November:Chrysanthemum & PeoniesChrysanthemum (friendship, love); Peonies (romance, prosperity, good fortune, honor, and compassion)
December:Narcissus, Poinsettia, and Holly,Narcissus (innocence and purity); Poinsettia (success, celebration); Holly (happiness and optimism).

Birth Flower for March: Daffodils

Daffodils March Birth Flower
Daffodils

Daffodils are one of the first few perennials that bloom in spring. These trumpet-like flowers signify that warmer and brighter days are just around the corner, especially with their cheerful and bright yellow petals. Because of this, daffodils are often associated with rebirth and new beginnings. 

Daffodils are also called narcissus, jonquil, lent lily, and daffadowndilly. Although dainty daffodils are commonly yellow, there are daffodil varieties that showcase flowers that are white, pink, orange, apricot, lime green, or a combination of any of these colors with yellow or white. 

With its impressively beautiful inflorescence, the March birthday flowers are prized worldwide. They play an essential part in the history and culture of several cities and countries around the globe. Like in Wales, where daffodils are considered the national flower and a symbol of faithfulness. This is because of its ability to rebloom year after year. Or in China, where daffodils are a symbol of luck and prosperity because they flower around the duration of the Chinese New Year. Also a symbol of hope, the daffodil is an official emblem of cancer charities in many nations. 

Daffodils further symbolize happiness, chivalry, friendship, respect, and modesty. Also, they are the official 10th wedding anniversary flower

Note, however, that daffodils should be given in a bunch and not as a single bloom. While daffodils are a symbol of good fortune, legends say that a single daffodil bloom can bring a stroke of bad luck. 

Birth Flower for March: Gift Guide

Is someone dear in your life celebrating a March birthday? There’s nothing more personal gift than a bunch of charming and cheerful flowers – whether in bouquets or pots. 

Not sure about which kind of flower to get? Here’s our quick gift guide on March birthday flower for your mom, wife or girlfriend, grandmother, grandfather, friends, and colleagues. Or perhaps you’re thinking about sending a “thank you” and “congratulations” March birth flower? We’ve got that part covered, too! 

For Your Mom 

The charming trumpet-like March birth flower symbolizes new beginnings, which makes it even more fitting birthday present for the most special and most important woman in your life – your mom. 

The vivid yellow colors of daffodils is another plus! Yellow flowers, in general, ensure happiness, but yellow daffodils also imply respect. 

Potted daffodils are your best option if you want to give your mom a plant that lasts longer than cut flowers on her special day. Narcissus ‘Pipit’ or Jonquil Daffodils and the ‘Tete-a-Tete’ variety are some examples. 

‘Tahiti’ daffodils, on the other hand, make excellent cut flowers with their large, vivid yellow blooms and sturdy, long stems. 

For Your Wife or Girlfriend

The colorful blooms of daffodils surely bring delight to anyone, especially on their birthdays. If your wife or girlfriend is a March baby, one way to let her know you care is by giving a bunch of her birth flowers. 

Among the countless varieties available, the Narcissus ‘Bridal Crown’ can be one of your best picks with its fragrant, double cream-white flowers. Another well-known daffodil is the ‘King Alfred’, a trumpet daffodil known for its striking yellow flowers. 

For a Grandparent

White Daffodils
White Daffodils

You can never go wrong with white daffodils. They have this fascinating appeal that transcends simplicity, elegance, and pure love – just like our dear grandparents. 

If you want to show some love to your loving grandma or grandpa (or both!) on their birthday, then do it through a bunch of white March birthday flower daffodils or mixed colors of these blooms. 

For white daffodils, you can try the Narcissus ‘Toto’, a dwarf daffodil with star-shaped flowers. Another excellent white daffodil cut flower is the Narcissus ‘Minnow’ variety, which has five small flowers per stem. 

For a Friend or Colleague 

Daffodils are a symbol of friendship, so it’s a great choice as a birthday gift to your friends or colleagues. These impressive plants have countless varieties so you have numerous options to find one that suits your friend’s personality best.  

You could opt for cut flowers like the ‘Dutch Master’ daffodils with yellow-golden blooms, the ‘Mount Hood’ daffodils with white flowers and long stems, or the ‘White Lion’ daffodils with white and yellow double flowers. 

If your friend or colleague has a green thumb, then potted miniature daffodils are also a good choice. Examples include the ‘Jack Snipe’ daffodils with fragrant cream-white and yellow flowers and ‘Peeping Tom’ daffodils with vigorous yellow blooms. 

To Say Thank You or Congratulations

Daffodils hold several meanings, but one of the most recognized symbolism of these beautiful spring flowers is “new beginnings”. Therefore, these would be the perfect flower to say congratulations when someone celebrates a milestone like the birth of a baby, a job promotion, or moving to a new house. 

Daffodils are also a great choice to send a nice gesture of thank you as they symbolize joy and friendship. Some of the most renowned daffodils are the yellow ‘Spellbinder’ daffodils with hints of white at the trumpet, the ever-elegant golden yellow ‘King Alfred’ daffodils, and the dwarf daffodil ‘Hawera’ with pale yellow blooms.


Other Birth Flower Resources:

For further details on the meanings, symbolism of official flowers here are some of our favorite resources:

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