Birth Month Flowers have been around for long time and thought to originate from Roman times, when celebrations of birthdays began. The symbolic meaning was introduced to England in the early eighteenth century by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. It took a century for the language of flowers to catch on. Today there is a choice of flowers with symbolic meanings for each month of the year. Once you know the symbolic meaning behind birth month flowers, gifting a Birth Month Flower candle becomes much more thoughtful.