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It was during the Victorian era where people started using flowers to express their feelings and affection. It was during this era where expression of one's feelings was restricted, and so people found a way to express their affection through flowers. Due to the restriction, the flowers had established symbols and meanings behind its beauty.

The Flower for the Month of February

Among all months, the month of February is the one most associated with flowers. Being a love month, it is the time where flowers are given to show feelings and affection to a loved one. The flower rose, being the most in-demand during the celebration of love, always gets the wrong impression of being the flower of February. Though it is a fact that roses are always visible during this month, the flower violet holds the title of being the flower for the month of February.

Violet, the February Flower

The February birth flower is violet. The flower violet symbolizes humility, faithfulness, and chastity. During the Roman times, people were fond of giving gifts to couples bearing a child. Couples who gave birth during the month of February always received the violet flower as part of the people's congratulatory gift. Part of the gift was also the February stone which is the Amethyst. As part of the tradition, everyone who also celebrates birthday in the month of February received violet flowers. Similarly, any other occasions that fall in the month of February had the flower violet in the scene, such as wedding celebrations, anniversaries, victory parties, holidays, and festivals.

Violet's Uses during Ancient Times

The ancient Greeks regarded violet as a symbol of love and fertility. History has it that the Greeks also made use of it in concocting love potions. Additionally, they also made it a habit to wear garlands of violets headaches and dizzy spells. They also believed that displaying violets inside the home would drive away evil spirits.

Characteristics of Violet Flower

The colours of violet, the February flower are purple or violet, blue, yellow and cream. Among all these colours, blue is the very common and the most famous one in all the violet varieties. Violet is actually a tropical African plant and has a botanical name Viola Sororia. There are around 400 different varieties of violet, and the shape of its petals defines what variety it belongs to. The most-known among these varieties are the pansies. Though violet is the flower for the month of February, it does not bloom until the latter part of the month and when it does, it blooms up to the month of April.

Other Flowers that Bloom in February

The month of February is still part of the winter season, and surprisingly, there are lovely flowers that thrive during this not-so-attractive-for-plants season. Aside from violet, there is an impressive number of flowers that finds it easy to bloom in the cold month of February, including holly berry, some lilies like Asiatic lily and casa blanca lily, protea, queen Ann's lace, daffodils, Tulips, irises, snapdragons, primrose, and some varieties of roses.

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SNO Flowers Name Flowers Common Names Flowers Description
1 Alstroemeria peruvian lily miniature lilies‚ with spotted or striped markings‚ shaded colour‚ or
2 Amaryllis knight star Amaryllis have large flamboyant starry trumpets which Spring from huge papery bulbs.
3 Ammi queen Anne's lace Ammi has the same flower shape as
4 Anemone windflower Anemone flowers managed to produce in the last few years‚ are remarkable‚ and
5 Anigozanthos kangaroo paw Anigozanthas has long furry‚ velvety buds that open the tip of the stems
6 Anthurium flamingo flower Their unmistakable glossy heart-shaped flower
7 Astrantia masterwort Astrantia has clusters of tiny‚ delicate‚ starlike
8 Bouvardia Bouvardia Bouvardia are certainly not common flowers. If you study them closely‚ you find
9 Carnation Carnation The carnation isone large flower per stem‚ or a spray carnation with lots of
10 Cattleya Orchid corsage orchid The leaves are sold as Orca
11 Chincherinchee Chincherinchee Their flowers‚ bell and star-shaped‚ are showy and sometimes very
12 Chrysanthemum ox-eye daisy The chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapon and
13 Craspedia drumstick Craspedia is Small‚ golden globular head tightly packed with florets on long‚
14 Cymbidium Orchid Cymbidiun hybrid Sprays of 8 -10 large broad-petalled flowers on long
15 Dendrobium Orchid King orchid Sprays of 10-12 dainty flowers on slender stems‚ often like daffodils in
16 Eryngium sea holly The plant has deepy-cut leaves shaped like holly‚ and sometimes just as
17 Eucharis amazon lily Each stem bears at least two flowerheads and often up to
18 Forsythia Forsythia Forsythia is well known as a garden plant‚ but is also available as a cut flowering
19 Freesia Freesia Freesias are among the most popular and widely grown cut flowers in the world‚ with
20 Gerbera transvaal daisy Gerbera are little hairs on the stem act as gerbera?s leaves‚ so if they are put
21 Gypsophila baby's breath Gypsophila has many slender branching stems‚ each bearing many tiny button-shaped
22 Heliconia species lobster claw The variety shown here has upright facing flowers; some forms‚ called hanging
23 Hyacinth hyacinth Nowadays the cut flowers are sold with roots intact at the bottom to make the flowers
24 Hypericum st john's wort Remove the leaves as these fade quickly and are not as ornamental as the
25 Iris Bearded The popularity of irises over the centuries has been demonstrated in the still life
26 Leucospermum pincushion protea Leucospermum are very strange looking flowers‚ almost like plastic pan
27 Lilac lilac The cut flower is far more glamorous than the shrub with long branches laden with
28 Lily lilium The lily was the holy flower of the ancient
29 Limonium sea lavender Limonium flowers look stunning en masse‚ by themselves or as an ideal
30 Lisianthus eustoma Lisianthus has been one of the most popular flowers exhibited by the Flowers & Plants
31 Marguerite marguerite Marguerite are Often available as small bushes or potted
32 Moluccella bells of Ireland Moluccella is bell shaped calyxes enclosing the tiny real white fragrant flowers inside
33 Muscari grape hyacinth Muscari is well known as garden plants‚ but now they are also available as cut
34 Narcissus tazetta narcissus have sap which is toxic to other
35 Oncidium Orchid golden shower orchid Delicate sprays of tiny flowers‚ shaped like skirted dancing
36 Paphiopedilum Orchid lady's slipper orchid One or two flowers per stem‚ shaped like helmets with moustaches
37 Phalaenopsis Orchid moth orchid Sprays of up to 15 large waxy flat oval-shaped flowers on long
38 Phlox Garden Phlox Phlox are very thirsty flowers so keep the water topped
39 Protea sugarbush The flower is surrounded by colourful
40 Ranunculus turban buttercup Ranunculus was so good-looking that he was loved by
41 Rose rose The red rose is the symbol of England and is worn on St George's Day. It is also the
42 Rudbeckia coneflower Large yellow daisy-like flower head with a domed
43 Strelitzia bird of paradise Purchase Strelitzia when the first flower bud is fully
44 Sunflower Common Sunflower Sun flower is large flower head with usually a big dark centre and bright yellow
45 Tuberose tuberose Tuberose is therefore more commonly used in bridal
46 Tulip tulip Tulips are the third-biggest selling flower in Holland and are also very popular in the
47 Vanda Orchid Vanda Orchid Vanda orchid is Elegant five petalled flowers‚ several to a
48 Viburnum Opulus Black Haw Shrub‚ with heads of globular lace-cap type flowers‚ from pale green to
49 Zantedeschia arum The petals are fleshy and very easily bruised‚ take care when transporting or