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The Zodiacs: Sagittarius’ Flower

For Sagittarians, the bubbly bunch, your birth flower is the carnation. Sounds fitting, right? Curious to know why the Sagittarius flower is a carnation? Read on to find out.

Sagittarius characteristics

To introduce Sagittarius’ birth flower, we first need to dive into the defining traits of this zodiac sign. On the bright side, Sagittarians are known for being: 

  • Spontaneous 
  • Optimistic
  • Fun-loving
  • Intelligent 
  • Adventurous  
  • Honest
  • Creative

On the other hand, they can also be:

  • Impatient 
  • Careless
  • Blunt
  • Naive
  • Unreliable

Sagittarius’ Flower: carnation

What does a carnation symbolise?

Carnations generally symbolise positivity, devotion and love and are commonly gifted to represent a celebration. However, each colour also has its own individual meaning:

Pink carnations - gratitude, love and motherhood.

White carnations - purity, luck, innocence and remembrance.

Red carnations - romantic love, affection, and admiration.

Orange carnations - spontaneity, enthusiasm and creativity. 

Yellow carnations - rejection and disappointment. 

Purple carnations - free spirit, unpredictable and wild.

History of carnations

Carnations, which were first discovered during the times of ancient Greece and Rome, are among the earliest cultivated flowers in existence. These fresh flowers were utilised for their beauty and fragrance and became popular in vinegar, sauces, beer and spiced wine. 

In the middle ages, carnations were used as garlands for celebrations. They became common in medical practice and were also popular garden flowers in Europe. Carnations are now considered the official wedding anniversary flowers for the first year of marriage because their lively and full bloom represents young love. 

Why is Sagittarius a carnation?

Born between November 23 - December 21, Sagittarians are ruled by the biggest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, making them the biggest personalities. They are lovers of freedom and intensely independent. Likewise, the carnation plant is easy to care for and does a lot of the work on its own. 

Sagittarians are full of passion and energy, making them the ultimate fire signs. Similarly, carnations come in a variety of vibrant and fiery colours, with jagged petals that resemble flickering flames. With carnations, the lively appearance of ruffled, layered petals gives a sense of the energetic spirit that Sagittarians possess. 

Sagittarius also share a close bond with the lisianthus flower, as they too, come in a variety of bold and extravagant colourings that match the personality of our enthusiastic zodiac. 

What colour flower is for Sagittarius?

The perfect colour flowers to get Sagittarius are purple! Purple is often associated with qualities such as creativity, spirituality, and wisdom, which are also traits that Sagittarius is known for. As natural seekers of knowledge, Sagittarians can find inspiration in the colour purple!

Birthday flowers they’ll love

Whether you're seeking to treat a Sagittarius or spoil yourself, now is the time! At BloomBar, we have an impressive variety of birthday flowers to choose from. Shop flower bouquets online today or get in contact with our Marion or City team to create something a little more personal.

More birth flowers

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