6 Fun Facts About the October Birth Flower
The birth flower for October is the Calendula (also called as Marigold). It implies that all the people born in October, share this bright colored flower as their birth flower. It is widely found in many parts of Europe, United States and Western Asia. There are about 15-20 species of the Calendula.
1. Origin of Name:
The name Calendula, has Latin roots. The Latin word ‘Kalendae’ means ‘first day of the month’ and because the flower blooms at the start of most months, the name Calendula is assigned to it. The most common name for the Calendula is ‘Pot Marigold’, which refers to ‘Virgin Mary.’ This sun-like flower also has many different local names like Holli Gold, Mary Bud, Gold Blooms and Bull’s eye.
2. Physical Appearance:
The October birth flower Calendula mostly blooms throughout summer season and is an annual herbaceous plant. The leaves are typically up to 18cm long, slightly hairy and spirally arranged. The flower head color ranges from pastel yellow to dark orange. It also carries a spicy aroma. The best region to grow the Marigold plant is any sunny location which has well-drained soil.
3. Symbolic Meaning:
The Calendula has an interesting history, and the meaning of the October flower has evolved with time. It mainly signifies good luck, charm and comfort. The October flower Marigold also symbolizes sympathy and gratitude.