Celebrating September birthdays can be a lot of fun, especially when you include traditional symbols of this special month. Sapphires are September’s birthstone, while fall asters are the birth flower of September. Both occur naturally in a wide variety of colors, but both are often seen in shades of blue. The history and legends behind sapphires and asters are rich with meaning. The floral experts at Campbell Flowers have come up with a few fun facts about these representatives of September birthdays to inspire your choice of bouquets and arrangements!
Fun Facts About Sapphires
- Sapphires, the hardest gem after diamonds, can be any color from orange to pink, green, purple or the iconic midnight blue.
- Ancient kings and priests wore sapphires to ward off evil spirits.
- Sapphires are historically connected to wisdom and truth. They are considered to have a divine origin.
- Sapphires were first found in Southeast Asia, but are now also mined in Australia, Africa and even parts of the U.S.When creating a sapphire-inspired bouquet, you may want to use blue delphinium. larkspur, hydrangea, or blue asters.
Fun Facts About Asters
- Asters are named for their star-shaped petals, which surround a yellow center.
- One myth describes the goddess Virgo tossing stardust across the earth; asters were said to grow where the stardust landed.
- Asters can be found in shades of pink, reds, and yellow – but many fall asters are blue and purple.
This cheerful Make a Wish bouquet of purple asters amidst carnations, daisies and lilies is perfect for any September birthday! This arrangement comes complete in a clear ginger vase with a polka-dot ribbon.
Bright Eyes, featured above, will wake you up with its intense colors and fragrances! Here pink asters accent daisies, roses, and lilies for a maximum birthday surprise!
Celebrate a meaningful September birthday this year with gifts of sapphire-blue florals and asters. For more ideas, or to discuss a custom design, call the floral artists at Campbell’s Flowers. We’re always here to help and are happy to provide professional same-day delivery throughout the Pueblo area.