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The birth flower of the month of September is the aster. This flower symbolizes the feeling of powerful love. Asters are given to someone who just gave birth in September as a congratulatory gift for the coming of the newborn. It is also given to someone who is celebrating his birthday in September, or having their wedding or celebrating their wedding anniversary in this month.

Aster and the Occasions of September

Patriot Day:

Asters grace the occasion of the commemoration of the 9/11.

Teachers Day:

Celebrated every 4th of September, aster flowers are given to the noble teachers as a sign of appreciation and gratitude.

Grandparents Day:

This event falls on the first Sunday of September and asters are best offered to grandparents as a sign of love, respect and gratitude.

The Aster Flower

Asters are also known as starworts, frost flowers or Michaelmas daisies. The name aster literally means star in the Greek language. Asters belong to the sunflower family and have a close relation to chrysanthemum. Asters resemble the appearance of daisies due to its yellow central disc. Asters are natives of temperate areas of Asia, America, Africa, and Europe. These flowers are perennial and easily grow in moist and rich soil. Asters love to get full sun and when it does, it bloom beautifully and its colours become more striking and bright. In the month of September, asters are one of the most favourite flowers of gardeners because they are easy to plant and grow. Asters can even be planted in all zones.

Asters come in different shades of pink, as well as white, purples, lavenders, blues, and red. Its petals may have a variety of colours, but the yellow central disc is common to all. The yellow centre is actually composed of really tiny flowers as well. The stems of asters have leaves that appear in alternate positions, dark green in colour, and have long and pointed appearance. Asters may grow to a height of two feet or taller, but some of its varieties will not even reach one foot.

Uses, Meanings and Symbols of Asters

Asters have meanings and symbols behind it. As a birth flower of the month of September, asters mean good luck, love, patience, and daintiness. It is best given to someone special or a person that seems of great importance. Asters make any bouquet pretty, and the arrangement is made more beautiful with flowers that complement it. If to be given as a gift, it signifies the feelings of admiration, deep affection, care, concern, sympathy and love.

In ancient times, asters are burned in the belief that its smoke can ward off evil spirits. Interestingly, asters are also proven to have medicinal and healing properties. During the old times, the asters are used to naturally heal sicknesses and disorders. The ailments that asters heal include headaches, muscle spasms, migraines, and colds. History has it that Asters were also used as offerings in the grave of French soldiers to reverse the outcome of their battle.

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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 Amaranthus love lies bleeding Amaranthus are not well-known as cut flowers in the
3 Amaryllis knight star Amaryllis have large flamboyant starry trumpets which Spring from huge papery bulbs.
4 Ammi queen Anne's lace Ammi has the same flower shape as
5 Anemone windflower Anemone flowers managed to produce in the last few years‚ are remarkable‚ and
6 Anigozanthos kangaroo paw Anigozanthas has long furry‚ velvety buds that open the tip of the stems
7 Anthurium flamingo flower Their unmistakable glossy heart-shaped flower
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 Celosia cockscomb Celosia leaves are not very decorative or longlasting and are best removed
12 Chincherinchee Chincherinchee Their flowers‚ bell and star-shaped‚ are showy and sometimes very
13 Chrysanthemum ox-eye daisy The chrysanthemum is depicted on Japan's imperial weapon and
14 Craspedia drumstick Craspedia is Small‚ golden globular head tightly packed with florets on long‚
15 Crocosmia montbretia Crocosmia are rich orange tube shaped
16 Curcuma Curcuma Curcuma is actual small flowers are found in the lower green bract. It has a sweet and
17 Cymbidium Orchid Cymbidiun hybrid Sprays of 8 -10 large broad-petalled flowers on long
18 Dahlia Dahlia The native forms are quite simple and daisy-like‚ but breeding has resulted in some
19 Delphinium Delphiniums Delphiniums and larkspur make good dried
20 Dendrobium Orchid King orchid Sprays of 10-12 dainty flowers on slender stems‚ often like daffodils in
21 Dill dill Umbrella flower heads carried on thick ridged hollwo
22 Eryngium sea holly The plant has deepy-cut leaves shaped like holly‚ and sometimes just as
23 Eucharis amazon lily Each stem bears at least two flowerheads and often up to
24 Euphorbia fulgens scarlet plume Euphorbia has long‚ elegantly curved branches with tiny pointed leaves along the
25 Forsythia Forsythia Forsythia is well known as a garden plant‚ but is also available as a cut flowering
26 Freesia Freesia Freesias are among the most popular and widely grown cut flowers in the world‚ with
27 Gentiana gentian Flowers are trumpet-shaped blue or
28 Gerbera transvaal daisy Gerbera are little hairs on the stem act as gerbera?s leaves‚ so if they are put
29 Gladiolus sword lily Gladioli like a lot of water‚ and will suffer seriously if not given enough
30 Gloriosa flame lily The flower bears six delicate reflexed petals with scalloped yellow edges each measuring
31 Gypsophila baby's breath Gypsophila has many slender branching stems‚ each bearing many tiny button-shaped
32 Helenium sneezeweed The buds and immature flowers are attractively striped and the flowers last up to two
33 Heliconia species lobster claw The variety shown here has upright facing flowers; some forms‚ called hanging
34 Hydrangea Hortensia Hydrangea are small‚ star-shaped flowers packed closely together to form a rounded
35 Hypericum st john's wort Remove the leaves as these fade quickly and are not as ornamental as the
36 Iris Bearded The popularity of irises over the centuries has been demonstrated in the still life
37 Kniphofia red-hot poker The downward-pointing flowers open from the bottom of the stem upwards‚ revealing
38 Leucospermum pincushion protea Leucospermum are very strange looking flowers‚ almost like plastic pan
39 Lily lilium The lily was the holy flower of the ancient
40 Limonium sea lavender Limonium flowers look stunning en masse‚ by themselves or as an ideal
41 Lisianthus eustoma Lisianthus has been one of the most popular flowers exhibited by the Flowers & Plants
42 Moluccella bells of Ireland Moluccella is bell shaped calyxes enclosing the tiny real white fragrant flowers inside
43 Nerine guernsey lily The nerine is an elegant and dainty flower with long stems showing off the slender petals
44 Oncidium Orchid golden shower orchid Delicate sprays of tiny flowers‚ shaped like skirted dancing
45 Paphiopedilum Orchid lady's slipper orchid One or two flowers per stem‚ shaped like helmets with moustaches
46 Phalaenopsis Orchid moth orchid Sprays of up to 15 large waxy flat oval-shaped flowers on long
47 Phlox Garden Phlox Phlox are very thirsty flowers so keep the water topped
48 Protea sugarbush The flower is surrounded by colourful
49 Rose rose The red rose is the symbol of England and is worn on St George's Day. It is also the
50 Rudbeckia coneflower Large yellow daisy-like flower head with a domed
51 Scabious scabious Scabious are close relatives of the teasel‚ though you wouldn't know it to look at
52 Sedum stonecrop Sedum are succulent-leaved plants with large flat
53 Snapdragon snapdragon The Antirrhinum is reminiscent of English gardens with the tall stems grouped amongst
54 Strelitzia bird of paradise Purchase Strelitzia when the first flower bud is fully
55 Sunflower Common Sunflower Sun flower is large flower head with usually a big dark centre and bright yellow
56 Sweet Pea sweet pea Sweet pea Keep cool‚ always in water‚ and away from ripening
57 Trachelium blue throatwort TracheliumClustered panicles of tiny
58 Tuberose tuberose Tuberose is therefore more commonly used in bridal
59 Vanda Orchid Vanda Orchid Vanda orchid is Elegant five petalled flowers‚ several to a
60 Zantedeschia arum The petals are fleshy and very easily bruised‚ take care when transporting or
61 Zinnia Zinnia The straight stems are topped by a pom-pom of bright candy