The aster is a beloved daisy-like flower which has been growing as a wildflower since ancient times. Like many flowers, the aster’s scientific name is also the name we all know; this Greek word for “star” describes the physical structure of the star-like flowers. A popular Greek legend tells us that the Greek goddess Astraea, distraught over the imminent destruction of humanity, was turned into a star. Wherever her tears fell as she wept, asters grew. Asters were also thought to be sacred, and were often placed on altars of worship to the gods.
Like many flowers, the aster has various secular meanings which can be used to evoke certain emotions. Most commonly, the flower represents patience, love, elegance and daintiness. There is also a wistful aspect to this flower, as sending it to someone can mean that you wish things had worked out differently. However, this month the aster has a meaning which overrides its other connotations – this luxuriously colorful bloom is the official birth flower of September. This fact alone makes sending the fall bloom to all your birthday honorees an obvious choice.
Walter Knoll Florists have some gorgeous floral bouquets to choose from should you wish to send Spetember’s birth flower. Our Heaven Scent arrangement features the aster alongside delphinium and roses, in a birthday bouquet so naturally elegant, they will think you picked the blooms yourself while out for a walk in the rose garden.
For a more cheerful country bouquet that showcases the aster, you may consider this whimsical and colorful arrangement. Everything about it suggests a celebration, right down to the festive ribbon!
The aster comes in a wide variety of colors and petal shapes, and as such can comprise lovely diverse arrangements. Whether celebrating a birthday or simply telling someone how special they are, Walter Knoll Florists of St. Louis are here to help you choose the best flowers to say what is in your heart!