August Flower

Which is the August Flower? Learn more about the August flower, the Gladiolus, and the various meanings that it tends to depict.

August Birth Flower:
Gladiolus is the birth flower of people born in August. This flower is shaped like a sword and signifies strong character. The people with this as their birth flower are believed to be filled with charm and enthusiasm. With a desire to succeed they are very driven and gain top leadership positions.


About The August Flower:
With over 260 species, out of which 250 originated from sub Saharan Africa and the rest from Asia and Europe, this flower comes in pink, red and yellow. It is easy to grow and flowers throughout the year. The leaves are long, narrow and sword shaped. The flowers are a little different as the sepals and petals are fused together to form something called the tepals.


Meaning of Name and Symbolic Meaning:
It gets its name from the Latin word ‘Gladuis” meaning sword owing to its shape. 'Sword Lily' and 'Gladiola' are other names it is known by. The Victorians thought that the flower signified ‘love at first sight’. The flower usually stands for valor, courage, love and strength.


Trivia:
It comes in a lot of colors, except blue. This flower is also exchanged on friendship day and Sister’s Day.