The birth flower of September is the beautiful and diverse aster; it comes in a myriad of colors and varieties. Also known as starworts or star flower, the aster comes in over 600 species. And although it is most often used as a filler flower (similar to carnations), during this month, the star flower is given its chance to shine!
These lovely flowers have grown wild for thousands of years, but are also cultivated in gardens – they are wonderful cutting flowers for bouquets and arrangements. The bloom has some ambiguous meanings which almost seem to tell a sad story; the flower represents true love and fidelity, but also regret over a love relationship that has been lost. The aster’s star-like appearance also has given rise to some colorful stories. In Greek mythology, for instance, the aster originated from the tears of Virgo, also known as Astaea. As this goddess of purity and innocence cried over the sins of mortal men, her tears fell in the form of stardust, manifesting throughout the earth as asters.
If your friends or family members are celebrating this month, Billy Heroman’s has some lovely floral arrangements that showcase our star. Pink asters are surrounded by snapdragons, lilies and hydrangea in the Pink Garden Bowl, sure to please any young lady on her special day.
The aster is not only the birth flower of September, it is also associated with 20th wedding anniversaries. Our Mad About You bouquet will deliver the royal treatment your spouse deserves, with beautiful shades of regal purples and loyal blues. The asters gold center, made up of many tiny yellow blooms, adds just the right contrast to this stunning bouquet.
Birthdays, anniversaries or the subject of legends – the aster is a naturally beautiful bloom that adds color and contrast to any arrangement for any occasion. Stop into one of the three Baton Rouge Flower Shops today for ideas and inspiration. What better way to tell someone they are special, but to send them the stars!