Snowdrops: A Fragrant Snowflake
Unlike carnations, roses, and gardenias, snowdrops don’t have a strong scent. Instead, these flowers have a light, fresh fragrance with a green floral note.
The common snowdrop, Galanthus nivalis, isn’t overly fragrant. However, your florist can often source snowdrops that smell like honey. Make sure to ask if any more strongly scented snowdrops are available when you order your January birth flower gift.
When shopping for a unique birthday gift, you simply cannot go wrong when you include birth flowers. For the cognoscenti in your life, an arrangement including snowdrops is a gift they won’t soon forget. Not only will the scent linger on in the recipient’s memory, but so will the optimistic, funny nature of the perfect little winter flowers.
Snowdrop Fun Facts for Your Birthday Month
Snowdrops are part of the Amaryllidaceae family. Their relatives include alliums, amaryllis, and daffodils.
Unlike New York-style cheesecake, Chicago-style pizza, and a certain laptop computer brand, snowdrop flowers are not native to the United States. As early as the 4th Century, Greek botanist/philosopher Theophrastus wrote about winter’s fragile, frosty flowers.
According to the language of flowers, the snowdrop represents the return of happiness, the beginning of love, innocence, purity, and hope.
It’s no wonder these plants are so fascinating. They’re able to generate their own heat. No scientific evidence of this, but it’s still a fun fact.
There is one more fun tidbit we want to share about this lovely winter bloom. In Victorian England, you would not have gifted a friend with a snowdrop bouquet. Snowdrop flowers were considered bad luck!
Snowdrop Flowers Are Not Only for Birthdays
We know – we said this post would be about birth flowers, specifically, the January birth flower. But we couldn’t resist another celebration where you should find snowdrop flowers.
A winter wedding!
Can you just imagine the oohing and aahing of wedding guests as the bride arrives? It’s not only the posh dress. Oh, the stir made by a bouquet of lush roses accompanied by a few shy and humble snowdrop flowers!
Okay, now we’ll go back to our regular programming and talk about birthdays.
Remember the Birth Flower for January!
Unless you have an abundance of snowdrops growing in your yard, you may have trouble creating a floral gift for your January birthday best friend. That is if you want the January birth flower to play a starring role (and why wouldn’t you?)
While it’s tempting to run out and pull up a few of winter’s only flowers from your or your neighbor’s outdoor space, don’t do it! Let your florist here at Helen Olivia Flowers find the freshest, most unique selection of snowdrops and other types of flowers to use in your gift.
Did we just say a unique selection of snowdrops? Yes, because despite the trademark white flowers that resemble drops of melting snow, all snowdrop flowers do not look identical. For example, we may use the common snowdrop, giant snowdrop, or pleated snowdrop, to name just a few.
Whatever species we include in your gift, we promise to make it unique, luxurious, and memorable.
The Perfect Florist for January Birth Celebrations
When contemplating a gift for someone born in January, you won’t go wrong when you include the snowdrop flower in the mix. The unpretentious yet sassy white flower speaks the language of love and hope. What better way to celebrate someone special and unique?
Here at Helen Olivia Flowers, we’re all about the unique. Do yourself a favor Queen, and get same-day flower delivery in Arlington, VA. Step into a new realm of flower arrangements. Contact us today, or stop in and visit our shop.