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The Zodiacs: Capricorn’s Flower

The hard-at-work crew, the overachievers, Capricorn - we’re looking at you. Your birth flower is the pansy. Curious to hear why the Capricorn flower is a pansy? Keep reading to find out.

Capricorn’s characteristics

When it comes to those born under the sign of Capricorn, let's take a closer look. On the positive side, they are:

  • Ambitious
  • Sensitive 
  • Persistent 
  • Hard-working 
  • Honest
  • Loyal

But they can also be:

  • Dry 
  • Uptight
  • Easily irritated
  • Perfectionists
  • Stubborn

Capricorn’s flower: Pansy

What does a pansy symbolise?

Ah, the pansy. They are the symbol of memory and love, and they radiate positive energy. This fresh beacon of joy holds rich meaning and, with a large colour variety, each one has its own symbolism:

Blue pansy - honesty, devotion and loyalty.

Purple pansy - beauty, admiration and royalty. 

Red pansy - love, romance and passion. 

Yellow pansy - pure happiness, positive energy and joy.

White pansy - virtue, spirituality and purity.

the zodiacs - Capricorn's flower is pansy

History of pansies

Pansies are members of the violet family and originated in Europe. It is said that the juice of a pansy is a love potion. In Roman mythology, it is believed that one of cupid's arrows hit the flower and granted it magic for inducing love. How romantic! 

Pansies were one of Queen Victoria's favourite flowers for their unique patterns and that's how they became so popular in England. The pansy species was bred and mutated to create new varieties of vibrant colours. Today, there are over 500 species of pansies, all unique with their impressive designs.

Why is the birth flower for Capricorn a pansy?

Born between 22nd December and 20th January, Capricorns are like the ultimate powerhouses of the zodiac, with their ambitious nature and unwavering determination to succeed. And just like them, their birth flower, the pansy, is a small but mighty force.

Interestingly, the word "pansy" is derived from the French word "pensée", which means "to think", "a thought", or "idea". This is fitting for our earth sign; with their persistence and high work ethic, they are always switched on, constantly thinking about the next thing. 

But the real secret to pansies' popularity is their ability to self-seed and multiply, and Capricorns have a similar talent for building and scaling their successes. They are self-starters and don't wait for opportunities to come to them - they create their own opportunities through hard work and determination. If they want something done, they’ll do it themselves.

Other Capricorn zodiac flowers

Although pansies match perfectly to our dedicated zodiac, Capricorn shares connections with some other flower friends:

  • Baby breath 
  • African violet
  • Carnations
  • Jasmine

Capricorn flower: Baby breath

The gentle, delicate blooms of baby's breath are a perfect match for Capricorns, who may appear reserved on the outside but have inner strength and reliability. Much like how baby breath is often used as an accent flower in arrangements, Capricorns are the glue that keeps everything together and are always ready to support those around them.

Birthday flowers they’ll love

Whether you’re looking to treat a Capricorn or another zodiac sign, we offer a wide range of birthday flowers that are sure to impress! From bright flower arrangements and pastel bouquets to neutral flower arrangements, everlasting flowers and more! Shop flower bouquets online or get in touch with our team to create something new and exciting. Contact our City or Marion store today. 

More birth flowers

Not a Capricorn? Or have a friend that’s a Leo, Scorpio or Libra? Discover more about the other zodiac flowers below:

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