The Zodiacs: Virgo’s Flower

As the perfectionist of the zodiacs, Virgo’s flower has to be the chrysanthemum. With its effortlessly symmetrical shape and perfect delicate petals, it’s a no-brainer. Want to learn more about this birth flower? Read on.

Virgos’s characteristics

So what makes a Virgo a Virgo? We’re so glad you asked. Virgos are:

  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Perfectionists
  • Kind and sympathetic
  • Grounded 

 But they can also be:

  • Judgemental and hypercritical
  • Neurotic
  • Fussy
  • Stubborn

Virgo’s flower: the chrysanthemum

What do chrysanthemums symbolise?

Chrysanthemums come in a variety of colours, from pink, purple and white, to yellow and orange – each with their own special meaning. But in general, these blooms symbolise love, loyalty and friendship.

The history of chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums have a long and fascinating history. First cultivated in 15th Century B.C. in China, they were originally used in herbal remedies. According to legend, they were believed to have the power of life, and would often be found in salads or brewed into teas. Chrysanthemums were so beloved that they were given their own festival, the ‘Festival of Happiness’. It wasn’t until they found their way into the western countries that they got their current name, which comes from the Greek word ‘chrys’ which means gold, and ‘anthemon’ which means flower. Chrysanthemums were all originally yellow, hence the name!

Why is Virgo’s birth flower chrysanthemums?

Take one look at a chrysanthemum and you’ll see why it’s Virgo’s flower. Born between the 23rd of August and 22nd of September, this zodiac sign is a natural born perfectionist. They work hard to make everything look effortless and put together, and obsess over the details – much like our lovely symmetrical chrysanthemums, made up of hundreds of perfectly aligned petals. Virgos are also very grounded individuals. So it’s no wonder chrysanthemums, with their tall, thick and deeply-rooted stems, are a perfect match for this earth sign.  Represented by a woman, the goddess of wheat and agriculture, Virgos are bound by friendship. While it can be a little tricky to get to their centre (like chrysanthemums), you’ll have a friend for life once you’re let in.

Other Virgo zodiac flowers

Virgo’s flowers aren’t limited to just chrysanthemums, they can also be:

  • Poppies
  • Aster
  • Buttercup
  • Narcissus

Birthday flowers they’ll love

Looking to spoil a Virgo in your life? Or want to treat yourself? Our range of birthday flowers are sure to impress, especially the stunning chrysanthemums in our seasonal market bunches. Shop flowers online today or pop in at either our Marion or the City stores to see everything for yourself. You can also speak to our experienced florists to create something special and completely unique.

More birth flowers

Not a Virgo? Or have a friend that’s a Leo, Sagittarius or Capricorn? Learn all about the zodiac flowers below: