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February Birth Flower - The Iris


With the month of February bringing cold and grey weather, brighten up the room with the birth flower of the month, the Iris. Add even more love to one of the most romantic months of the year by sending your loved ones flowers that are symbolic of the Greek Goddess Iris, the messenger of love.

The Iris traditionally symbolizes eloquence, faith, wisdom and hope. The term Iris means rainbow in Greek, reflecting the notion that the flower blooms in many colours including blue and purple, white and yellow, pink and orange and many more. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, considering sending your Valentine a bouquet of yellow irises, symbolizing passion. Other symbolic iris colours are blue; which symbolize faith and hope, purple irises; which stand for wisdom and compliments and white irises; denoting purity.

Fun Fact:

Feeling under the weather? Dried iris roots were said to be good for coughs and sore throats, although are now treasured for their aroma.

So, if you’re looking for a more unique bouquet for your loved one, come on in to the Flower Shop at Oak Farms and buy the flower named after the messenger of love, the Iris.