The aster is a perennial flower that blooms abundantly in late summer and early fall, making it the perfect Birth Month Flower for September. The Greeks gave the bloom its botanical name meaning “star,” perhaps inspired by the flower's distinctive starburst petals.
Commonly found in the wilds of Southern Europe and North America, asters are considered symbols of love, wisdom, and patience. The color of bloom conveys multiple meanings: purple for royalty; white for innocence and purity; pink for love and sensitivity; and red for undying devotion.
Gift the aster to celebrate September birthdays, new beginnings, and to symbolize a “star” of promise over someone’s life. The aster is also given as a 20th wedding anniversary flower.