Welcome to our series on birth month flowers.
September is the month of spring! It is the season when all of the blooms in Australia flourish at their best! You look everywhere outside and all the gardens and parks are a majestic sight. The sun shines and everybody breathes in fresh air and being outdoors is actually bearable. It is safe to say that we all know spring is in September but what about September’s birth flowers? I bet we all didn’t know that!
Aster and Morning Glory are the birth flowers commonly known for September, and if we are talking about Australia’s seasonal birth flower then it is Waxflower!
Let’s talk about the Waxflower, also known as Geraldton Wax-flower. The botanical name for this Australian native flower is Chamelaucium Uncinatum and these flowers bring colour to gardens from late winter to spring. The wax flower’s petals are pink or white and are often referred to as ‘wax’ flowers due to the stiff feeling of the petals. The flowers ooze nectar and have a sweet, honey fragrance so they’re a must-have flower in the house if you want your house to smell like honey!
Now moving on to Aster, the glorious daisy-like wildflower! These flowers are known for its starry-shaped flower head and they were sacred flowers of Greek and Roman gods. Back in the Ancient Greek and Roman period these flowers were used to decorate their alters, whereas these days the Aster flower is popular and commonly cultivated in gardens. These vibrant beauties are a symbol of ‘powerful love’ and it is easy to understand why when you look at their beaming colours! Aster’s are very popular in various floral arrangements too so keep an eye out for them.
Morning Glory, what a name eh! The reason behind the ‘morning glory’ flower is because these flowers open early in the morning and they close later in the day. You will see Blue morning glory flowers more frequently in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales and funny enough, these flowers are known as a common weed in these locations. They grow like wildfire! These flowers represent love in vain, just like the song ‘Love In Vain’ by the Rolling Stones. Not a bad meaning if you ask us!
There is nothing cooler than learning about birth flowers because all living things have meaning, and they stay with us forever! What is better than taking some knowledge away about your birth flower, or buying your friend or fam some flowers for their birthday and you know what they symbolise. We hope you teach someone else about these flowers now!
? Next is our post on the October birth flower.
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