Buying flowers for a family member or significant other who has a June birth date means buying roses from Julia’s Florist since they’re the official June birth flower. Just as each month has a special gemstone associated with it, every month of the year also features an official flower.
Roses are Beautiful for Everyone
The first holiday you might think of when you see a rose is Valentine’s Day where people give red roses to signify devotion, love, and passion. If someone you know has a June birthday but isn’t a significant other, don’t worry! Roses are a wonderful surprise for anyone whether they’re your wife of 50 years or a friend.
Luckily, you can choose from a cornucopia of colors for gifts of roses, so you’re not tied to the romantic color of red. For example, you might give a dear friend pink roses for her birthday to symbolize appreciation or admiration. You might try orange roses as a sign of enthusiasm and excitement or yellow roses for joy and friendship.
Pretty in Pink
Did You Know? Honeysuckle is considered the unofficial “extra” flower for June birthdays.
How did Roses Get so Popular?
Roses have been a symbol of love and beauty for centuries, and they’ve also been around for an extraordinary amount of time. Amazingly, that beautiful bowl of roses you gave to your significant other for her June birthday is a flower that’s been around for some 35 million years! With more than 150 species of roses spread around the planet, humans have been growing roses for their beauty for many thousands of years.
Historians believe roses were first widely cultivated in China. Later, they spread to the west where they began to appear in the gardens of Africa and Europe. In recent centuries, roses have enjoyed sustained popularity as one of the most beautiful and sought-after blooms.
Did You Know? The “War of the Roses” in 15th century England featured red and white roses that symbolized the warring houses of Lancaster and York.
Anyone born in June is certainly a lucky person since they get the beautiful and elegant rose for their official birth flower. This year, make your birthday gift a little extra special with a flower arrangement that features roses.