Daisies have a reputation of being a simple . The humble bloom that was used in a childhood game of “he loves me, he loves me not” is actually a complex that is part of an extensive family, grows on 6 continents, and can even be placed on your dinner menu. This month we celebrate the diverse daisy, the April birth and quintessential of springtime.
All in the Family: There are over 23,000 varieties of daisy, and although you may expect it to be related to the sun, you may be surprised to hear that the daisy is also related to the artichoke and many kinds of lettuce. And like those members of its family, the daisy is completely edible.
Although the iconic white and gold may come to mind when you think of the daisy, the common English and Shasta varieties are just two of the many possible choices when creating bouquets. The Gerbera daisy, with its bold, extravagant heads and vibrant colors is a favorite of floral designers, because of its ability to add gorgeous drama to a bouquet.
Gerberas can stand-alone or be blended with any other s. The vivid shades create exciting color palettes that are sure to make their birthday special – from romantic soft pinks paired with bright yellows, to hot neon pinks partnered with orange roses or green cymbidium orchids.
Gerbera daisies also last longer than many other cut s, allowing the celebration to go on and on. When sending April bouquets to friends and family, call the floral experts at Tobler’s Flowers and ask them to create a custom arrangement that captures all of your loved ones’ passion and personality. For over 100 years, we have been making Kansas City more beautiful, one at a time.