August's Birth Flower - The Gladiola

August marks the last month of Winter for us Southern Hemisphere dwellers, and with it, brings a sense of excitement for the warmer months ahead, and desire to indulge in the joys that Winter brings (red wine anyone?)

For those born in August however, it is their time to shine no matter the weather. We hear you #LeoSeason. August’s birth flower is the Gladiolus, or more commonly known as Gladiola, unique in that its flowers grow from a tall spike lined with sharp leaves. It’s nickname ‘sword lily’ comes from the Latin name ‘gladius’ meaning sword, and refers to the shape of its leaves. (Unique fact: gladiators were once showered in gladiola by the crowds, as a symbol of moral character and honour)

On the softer side, the gladiola is a flower that symbolises love at first sight and a deep tenderness. With a combination of its softness and moral integrity, those born in August relate to its character and focus.

Immortalised by Paige Tuzee in our Birth Flower Pendants and Prints, they are the perfect reminder to yourself of the strong yet soft individual that you are.

When gifted to others, the message conveyed is that you are enamoured by the person, and that they have pierced your heart in the best way imaginable.

Equally, sending a Gladiola to somebody that is struggling with a personal battle sends a message of encouragement, love and support. A reminder of their inner strength and conviction.

Flowers have always been a gentle substitute for words, conveying emotions, thoughts, and moods with floral beauty, so maybe it’s time to spoil yourself or someone you love with a special flower that lasts a lifetime.


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