July’s Birthday Blossom is the playful Larkspur. This Birthday Blossom is light, colorful and complex.
Larkspur flowers come in a variety of colors including spikes of red, pink, violet and white which symbolize carefree summer days, feeling lighthearted, and having fun.
The scientific name is delphinium, a form of the Latin word for dolphin, possibly due to the shape of the larkspur.
Larkspurs were a popular gift in Victorian times when they were associated with a strong feeling of romance. In modern times, white blossoms signify a happy-go-lucky nature while purple represents first love.
Even butterflies love larkspur and the flower is a beautiful way to create your own butterfly garden.
Giving larkspur as a birthday present to a loved one or yourself is a wonderful way to share the warmth of summer.