The bright hues and delicate petals of the daffodil make it a perfect fit for the beginning of spring. This cheery flower is considered the March birth flower, as well as a popular decorating choice for the Easter holiday. Just as the month of March signifies the end of winter and beginning of spring, its signature flower exemplifies the optimism associated with this transition. Learn more about the daffodil and beautiful bouquets to send the March babies in your life.
The Meaning of the Daffodil
First and foremost, the daffodil is a symbol of new beginnings, as they are typically one of the first spring flowers to bloom after the winter frost melts. They are commonly grown in March, when the seasons begin to change and the chill (finally) starts to let up.
One of the meanings of this bloom isn’t quite as cheerful and complimentary. The Latin name for the daffodil is Narcissus. If you’re up to date on your Greek mythology, you’ll know Narcissus is the character who loved himself so much that he drowned while staring closely at his reflection in a river. It isn’t exactly a story with a happy ending, but it’s one that has been repeated for centuries. The term “narcissist” came directly from this tale. Although nobody would like to be placed under a similar label as Narcissus, March’s birth flower is a symbol of vanity.
If you don’t want to be associated with the self-absorbed mythical character, you aren’t alone. You can rest assured that different cultures and countries around the world celebrate the daffodil, regarding it with positive connotations. This flower symbolizes prosperity and good luck in China, particularly because daffodils tend to bloom before and during the Chinese New Year. The daffodil is also the national flower of the country Wales. Welsh people believe that this bloom symbolizes faithfulness, as it blooms every year at approximately the same time.
Giving Daffodils as a Gift
Perhaps you know someone celebrating a birthday in the month of March — or maybe you know someone who loves vibrant hues of yellow. You might decide to give a friend, family member, romantic interest or acquaintance daffodils to brighten up their day and their living space. Of all the spring flowers, daffodils are a top choice for March babies.
If you’d like to celebrate a March birthday or simply love the appeal of the stunning daffodil, consider one of our arrangements that highlight this bright bloom.
- Teleflora’s Playful Springtime Daffodil Bouquet: This fun arrangement combines yellow daffodils with lavender matsumoto asters for a layered burst of spring. It arrives in Teleflora’s Sunshine Color Splash Cube, an uplifting yellow glass container that brightens any room.
- Teleflora’s Daffodil Dreams: If you’d rather go for a more minimalistic look that packs the same punch of color, you might decide to decorate your space with this gorgeous display. This arrangement is made up of fresh cut yellow daffodils and yellow bi-color daffodils, emphasizing them against bits of green bupleurum. The flowers arrive in a clear cube vase, which is simple but beautiful enough to reuse as a candle holder or vase all year round.