If you’re unsure what flowers to get as a gift, simply “look to the stars.” Use the guide below and get perfect, astrologically determined flowers for family members and friends. In this post, you can find ideal bouquets for all twelve signs of the Zodiac.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Aquarians are progressive, entertaining, and independent. Their individuality can sometimes make them rebellious but it also imbues them with unusual and exotic tastes. Their floral favorites include orchids, birds of paradise, and gladiolus. As Aquarians are aligned with the color blue, irises are also a wonderful fit. And during late spring, birds of paradise, with their vibrant hues, are the perfect thing to send to.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Romantic, emotional, and affectionate souls, Pisces can also be fickle and sensitive. With the fish as their symbol, it should come as no surprise that Pisces feel comfortable with plants that grow naturally around water, like bamboo, in their home or office, though their emotional sides perk up with bright daffodils around.Make sure your Pisces’ anniversaries and Valentine’s Days are extra special, and the romantic sides of their souls will surely blossom. Classic roses are the right choices for these special occasions.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Energetic and confident, Aries can pack quite a punch. Characterized by their physical and mental fortitude, these rams (their symbol) can also be a bit egocentric and impulsive. Ferocious tiger lilies are ideal for those in this sun sign, as are flowers from thorn-bearing trees/shrubs such as roses. If you’re looking for a birthday gift for your Aries, daises are a sure bet as they generously reflect the contagious enthusiasm Aries tend to generate.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus—the bull—is reliable, sensuous, and ambitious, but beware; she may have tendencies for stubbornness and jealousy. Tauruses love lilies for their sensual appeal (sweet-scented and colorful). If you’re looking to make a Taurus blush, send a vibrant bouquet of Stargazer lilies, which are just big, bold, and romantic enough to make her feel like she’s your one and only star.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Witty and inquisitive, Gemini can also be inconsistent and cunning. Though lively and communicative, Geminis like to have a peaceful balance in their lives, for which calming lavender is always a perfect go-to. Geminis also enjoy chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums have varied meanings across the globe, but in the U.S., they’re seen as delightful and cheery. However, roses are the best path to any Gemini’s heart. If you’re buying for a Gemini, the red version is best. And if you yourself are a Gemini, try sending a bouquet to yourself. It may just give you the calm you deserve.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers, like their symbolic crabs, are hard on the outside, soft on the inside. They’re also associated with family and domesticity, which often instills in them an emotional and nurturing persona. Touch your Cancer’s soft sensitive side with white lilies or white irises. If you’re looking to make a real statement, a bouquet of white roses will best fit. Or, a spa gift basket is a good choice as it delivers the right mix of practicality and thoughtfulness, which will surely melt your Cancer’s hard exterior.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Characterized by creativity and drama, Leos are passionate lovers with a tendency towards stubbornness. This lion sign is bold and beautiful, so their flowers must be, too. Sunflowers are the favorite, but sunset roses are a great romantic choice, too. If your Leo has the winter blues (which, being a sun sign, she might), striking gladiolus may be just what the doctor ordered. These stately blooms come in an array of vibrant colors: try red if you’re after romance, purple for congratulations, and white just because.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Associated with purity and service, Virgos love to organize and plan. They’re modest individuals, but they do have a tendency towards perfectionism, which can sometimes make them seem a bit aloof. Striking blue flowers will warm your Virgo right up, as the blues designed by nature are just as intriguing as she is. If you’re looking for a more subtle choice, send your Virgo a bouquet that includes asters, which symbolize daintiness and love. And in those moments of perfectionist fury, calm your Virgo with hydrangea—the blue version, of course—and believe us, she will most certainly thank you.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Associated with the scales of justice, Libras thrive on balance in all aspects of their lives. They’re intelligent, pleasant, and charming, but if you rub a Libra the wrong way, her tendency toward anger might surface. Keep your Libra balanced with lucky bamboo, or even a bonsai tree, to care for. Your best floral option is the tulip, which can be understated and striking all at once. In fact, your Libra’s refined tastes will actually prefer a bouquet of red tulips to roses for Valentine’s—something to keep in mind for other gift-giving occasions, too!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
The powerful Scorpio is known for intensity and passion. They’re perceptive and focused, but beware of those qualities’ propensity to also encompass jealousy and possessiveness. When buying for a Scorpio, bold is best, and gardenias—with their intensely seductive fragrance—are a great match as their boldness is matched by their sweetness. In the summer months, send your Scorpio a bouquet of Stargazer lilies that are sure to make her smile, and balance that with a winter gift of Sumatra lilies, whose deep red petals will make her heart race…in a good way.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Generous, open-hearted individuals, Sagittarius are associated with travel and expansion. They can be compulsive or impractical at times, but these people-lovers are always great gift givers. As a Sagittarius, try giving yourself a gift for a change, and send a bouquet of carnations or chrysanthemum to your home. If you’re shopping for a Sagittarius, you have a tough job because the gifts they give are always so right! Try purple flowers: they’re elegant and original, a true favorite for all occasions. Lavender roses may lead to romance, whereas purple gladioli say, “Thanks for being my friend.”
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
With their witty sense of humor, Capricorns are ambitious, stable and shrewd. While you may at times find them rigid or materialistic, they’re dedicated souls who will always come through. A symbol of success and good cheer, the poinsettia is an ideal winter gift for your Capricorn, but don’t be surprised if her home is already adorned with them! If you’re trying to catch the attention of a Capricorn, bigger is always better, so be sure to try bold shades like red, orange, and blue.