Whether it’s your birthday or that of someone close to you, July’s birth flowers are almost as special as the person receiving them!
What is July’s Birth Flower?
The birth month flowers for July babies are the gorgeous larkspur and water lily. Both of these blooms add a brilliant pop of colour to any bouquet but knowing what each blossom means will ensure it is an unforgettable gift.
Larkspurs are often confused with delphiniums because they look so similar. But although they are both part of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), larkspurs are annuals and boast more delicate lavender, pink, and white flowers. Delphiniums are perennials and their more sizeable blooms are blue, purple, red, white, and yellow.
The name probably originated in England. It refers to the larkspur’s horn-shaped nectary that resembles the spur of the small songbird’s claw.
What is the Meaning of Larkspur?
While larkspurs generally symbolise love and positivity, there are shades of meaning connected to their different colours. Pink ones, for example, represent fickleness and white ones denote happiness. So be careful when you’re creating a bouquet with them. You wouldn’t want to send the wrong message!
Larkspur flowers have had a range of uses over the years in different countries around the world.
Transylvanians dried the flowers and stored them in their stables to protect their animals from witches’ spells. The English believed that the flowers could cure various physical ailments and these blooms also formed part of Summer Solstice celebrations. And both European settlers in the Americas and native inhabitants made blue dye from the blossoms.
What Do Larkspurs Say About July Babies?
Larkspurs give people born in July a great sense of humour along with amiability and sophistication. These people care deeply about their friends and family and exhibit warmth and pleasantness.
Tips for Buying Larkspurs
Most florists restock early on Monday mornings, so this is when you should schedule your shopping trip. You’ll be able to choose from a wider selection of flowers than you would later on in the week.
These striking water-dwellers boast colourful flowers and beautiful leaves. And while they are most visible on the surface of still freshwater, they have their roots in the mud below.
Water lilies come in pastel oranges, pinks, reds, yellows, and whites, and then there are “changeables”. These blooms can change the colour of their flowers to any variation of pastel hues!
What is the Meaning of Water Lilies?
Water lilies represent celebration, fertility, hope, innocence, peace, pleasure, purity, and wellness.
As popular as water lilies are for their pleasant looks and lovely scent, they also help the environment they inhabit. They offer a home to fish and wildlife and are a source of food, which is why they are loved by aquatic gardeners.
Water lilies are also extensively studied. They have big blooms with multiple unspecialised parts that were once thought to represent the earliest flowering plants’ floral pattern.
Claude Monet, a French painter and one of the founders of French Impressionism, has a series of roughly 250 oil paintings called Water Lilies. The renowned artist, who died in 1926, depicted his Giverny garden home in these pictures during the last 30 years of his life. You can see these paintings at museums the world over.
What Do Water Lilies Say About July Babies?
Water lilies symbolise how July babies can keep calm even under the most trying of circumstances. This meaning comes from the same way these blooms float lightly on the surface of the water. People born in July also have the same deep roots water lilies do, caring deeply for their friends and family.
Tips For Buying Water Lilies
Water lilies are not commonly used in bouquets so you would have to buy the living plants as a gift for someone with the space to keep them. They need aquatic planting baskets, but you will usually find that the flowers arrive pre-planted in these and ready for submersion.
Buying Flowers For A July Birthday:
Creating a specialised bouquet by using flowers’ symbolism and meaning is the kind of gift that a lucky recipient will not soon forget. Because water lilies are not available for this kind of purchase, however, we are going to focus on the larkspur in all its different colours!
For Your Mom Or Dad
Blue larkspur carries a message of appreciation, support, and trust, so they are a perfect fit if you are looking for a present for your parents. A bouquet of these will tell your mother and father that you are grateful for all they have done for you, thank them for their ongoing support, and let them know you trust them totally.
For Your Partner
The delicate pink larkspur symbolises romance and sentimentality, and what better message do you want to send to your significant other? The flowers’ frailty could represent the special care that relationships need and the light-hearted colour a reminder to have some fun!
For Your Grandparents
Purple larkspurs symbolise royalty and giving them to your grandparents would be telling them how highly you think of them. These blooms also represent spirituality, so are particularly relevant for people entering their twilight years when there is generally more of a focus on the non-material.
For A Friend Or Colleague
White larkspurs speak to happiness, innocence, joy, and purity, so choose these when a friend or co-worker has something special to celebrate, especially the arrival of a new baby.
Creating a bouquet of differently coloured larkspur is the same as writing someone a letter or poem. It is a beautiful way to let them know you care. And water lilies make an uncommon birthday gift and will ensure that the recipient thinks of you every time they pass by their living, breathing pond.
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