January Birth Flower


January Birth Flower
The January Birth Flower is the Carnation, as shown in the opposite picture

Meaning of the January Birth Flower:
The general meaning of the January Birth Flower, the Carnation is love, fascination, and distinction

Sign of the Zodiac and Dates:
Capricorn - December 22 - January 20

January Birthstone: The Garnet

Characteristics of Capricorn :
Stable, Trustworthy, Persistent, Ambitious & Patient

Birth Month Flowers
There are specific flowers which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born. The January Birth Flower is the Carnation.
The History and traditions surrounding the January Birth Flower, the Carnation is fascinating. There are many myths and legends about the origins of this tradition. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers, such as the Carnation, could be said to date back to these times.

January Birth Flower


During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewelry, such as the Garnet, and also flowers - the first traditions and origins of the January Birth Flower.

The Language of Flowers
The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The "Language of Flowers" therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Carnation. A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.

The Meaning of the January Birth Flower, the Carnation
The meaning of the Birth Flower, the Carnation is love, fascination, and distinction.

The Hidden message of January Birth Flower, the Carnation
The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Carnation, so favored during the Victorian era varied according to color:

  • Color Red - My Heart Aches For You
  • Color Pink - I'll Never Forget You
  • Color Yellow - You Have Disappointed Me

A striped carnation conveyed the secret message - I Wish I Could Be With You

Colors of the Carnation
The colors of the January Flower, the Carnation, include the following:

  • Pink
  • Red
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Green

Birth Month Flowers - Gifts for Special Occasions
All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Carnation, are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give January Birth Flower, including the Carnation, to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the January Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers. The special events where it would be appropriate to give the January Birth Flower, the Carnation are as follows:

  • Month of January Flowers, the Carnation or Snowdrop, to celebrate New Year's Day, Epiphany (12 days after Christmas), Martin Luther King's birthday on the third Monday in January and even Golf Day on January 17

Information about the January Birth Flower, the Carnation

  • Definition of the Carnation: A Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many different varieties and colors
  • The scientific name of a flower species is formed by the combination of two terms: the genus name and the species descriptor in the case of the carnation the Dianthus caryophyllus.
  • The January Birth Flower, the Carnation is also called clove pink and gillyflower
  • The flower has been cultivated for the last 2,000 years
  • The name "carnation" is derived from the words "coronation" or the Greek word "corone" (meaning flower garlands)
  • Carnation is also the name of an American city located in King County, Washington

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January Birth Flower


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