The daisy is one of the most amazing plants in the world, although it exudes an innocent and carefree facade. The childhood flower of “she loves me, she loves me not” holds many secrets and interesting qualities, all of which we celebrate this month. The official flower of April birthdays is bright, cheerful, encouraging, and even useful – this month, send an armload of the amazing daisy to your friends and loved ones who are celebrating!
Time for Lunch? The daisy comes from an extensive family that includes lettuce and artichoke – and the daisy itself is also completely edible. It is also related to echinacea and chamomile, and when brewed as a tea, it is able to calm a cough and ease gastric issues.Here are some fun facts about beautiful April daisies:
- The daisy’s name was derived from the Anglo-Saxon term “daes eag”, translated to “day’s eye.”
- Many varieties of daisy close their petals up in the evening and reopen them to greet the morning sun. Asters and sunflowers share traits with the daisy in this way.
- Daisies and their family members represent over 10% of the world’s flowering plants, exhibiting over 23,000 species.
- Although the classic gold and white English daisy may be the most recognizable, floral designers love working with the gerbera daisy because of its colorful, large flowers, sturdy stems, and longevity.
Fun Fact: The daisy is a composite flower, meaning that if you look closely, you can see that each flower is actually made up of many smaller flowers, called florets. This is especially evident in the disk center.
Whether an April birthday or any other celebration, you can’t go wrong by choosing the daisy – or the expert floral designers at Mission Viejo Florist. We have the freshest cut flowers and the most beautiful floral designs, all guaranteed to make your occasion shine. Call us today!