Flowers for a Gemini

Updated March 23, 2017

People born under the astrological sign of Gemini have birthdays between around May 23 and June 21, depending on astrological calculations. The symbol of the Twins represents Gemini. Geminians are quick-witted, energetic and gifted communicators but lack perseverance, according to the Novareinna website. Blooms associated with the months of May and June are also linked to Gemini.


Characterised by delicate, bell-shaped white blooms, the lily-of-the-valley is the flower of Geminians born in May. Its botanical name, Convallaria magalis, means "belonging to May." According to folklore, the fragrance of the lily-of-the-valley when it bloomed in May attracted the nightingale. In her book, "Sun Signs," astrologer Linda Goodman draws a parallel picture of Geminians, who attract admirers into their circles with their charm and powers of persuasion.

Lily-of-the-valley grows from an underground stem. It prefers rich, well-drained and moist soil. The stem produces long shoots, each bearing two leaves and a flower stalk with white buds that turn downwards as they open. In the fall, the flowers become scarlet berries, each of which contains a hard seed.

The Rose

The rose (Rosa) is the flower for June birthdays. Like their star sign, the Twins, Geminians have multifaceted personalities, making them difficult to understand sometimes, according to the Astrology On The Web website. Roses are appropriate flowers in this context, because every colour has a different meaning. For example, an orange rose represents enthusiasm and desire; a light pink rose expresses admiration; a red rose reflects love, respect and courage; a white rose depicts charm, secrecy and innocence; and a yellow rose says joy, friendship, remember me, and infidelity, according to the Birthstones website. Those close to a Geminian may have their work cut out for them in choosing the right rose, although there is a shortcut: yellow is the Gemini sign colour.

Growing roses is simple. A rose bush prefers a prime space, lots of sun and well-drained soil. Allow plenty of room all around the plant with no obstructions. A fence backdrop is ideal, as it provides protection from the wind. Do not overwater, or you will have unhappy roses on your hands.


Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) is linked to Gemini, according to Astrology on the Web. It is a shrub or small tree that usually reaches heights of about 30 feet tall. Its white through deep purple flowers appear in clusters of about 100. Lilac attracts butterflies and bees with its abundance of nectar, much like Geminians draw admirers.

Lilac represents root energy and growth, the basis of intellectual and spiritual prosperity, and aligns closely with Gemini and Mercury, according to the Bardwood website. The website goes on to say that the fragrance of lilacs "bespeaks erotic and creative power." Certainly suitable soil plays an important role in the success of lilacs. Plant them in well-drained, neutral or alkaline soil for best results, and in a location with lots of sunshine to encourage flowering. Water sparingly, and avoid wetting the lilac petals.

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Based in Northern California, Maureen Katemopoulos has been a freelance writer for more than 25 years. Her articles on travel, the arts, cuisine and history have appeared in publications such as "Stanislaus Magazine," "Orientations," "The Asia Magazine" and "The Peninsula Group Magazine." She holds a Baccalaureate degree in journalism from Stanford University.