With February comes the notion or roses. However, this is not the flower associated with those born in February, which is, in fact, the Violet.
Birth flower – February
Violets traditionally symbolise faithfulness, humility and chastity.
They are basically the saints of flowers…
Violets typically have heart-shaped leaves, and asymmetrical flowers.The shape of the petals defines many species, for example, some Violets have a spur at the end of each petal.
Flower colours vary among the Violets, many of which are violet as their name suggests, and some are blue, yellow, white and cream. Some are bicolored, often blue and yellow.
Know someone with a birthday in February? Shock them with a flower arrangement containing their birth flower!
You can find out the birth flower for January here
Interesting facts about Violets
Not only are Violets pretty and wonderfully fragrant, they can also be used in cooking! A delicacy employed largely in France, violet essence is used much in the same way as vanilla essence, being added to soufflés, cream and other desserts for some extra sweetness.
They can also be candied, a popular tradition in Toulouse, which led to them being named ‘violettes de Toulouse’. Being edible and quite sweet, violets are even used in decorating food, especially cakes! More popular over here, Violets are actually used to make Parma Violets!