Daisies belong to the Asteraceae family, one of the largest families in the world. Other familiar s that belong to the family include asters, suns, and pesky ragweed. The Daisy also happens to be the birth for the month of April.
The common name “Daisy” comes from an Old English word that is supposedly impossible to spell and even more impossible to pronounce. That incomprehensible word translates to “Day’s Eye,” a reference to the fact that daisies open at sunrise and closes before sundown.
Although we think of the familiar white and yellow daisy as a single , the daisy as we know consists of two separate, but connected s. The yellow part in the center of the is referred to as the disk floret. The white part of the that we think of as petals actually consists of the second – a white ray floret.
The most common and familiar daisies are those with the yellow disk center and the white petals (rays.) Daisies also come in red, yellow and purple.
Gerbera Daisy is also known as an African Daisy, Barberton Daisy, Gerb, and Transvaal Daisy. These bright-colored s are characterized by large blooms. Not surprisingly, it is regarded as the most prized daisy.
During the Victorian era, different daisy species were connected with different meanings or symbolism, including innocence, loyal love, and purity. Daisies can also suggest gentleness and youthful beauty.
- Gerbera daisies – (belonging to the genera Gerbera) are connected with cheerfulness.
- English Daisy (Bellis Perennis) is related to innocence.
- Michaelmas Daisy (Aster amellus) is suggestive of a departure. It conveys a farewell message.
Additional meanings connected with the April birth include:
For those special people in your life whose birthdays fall in April, send a special message and brighten their day with the gift of floral arrangements that include daisies.
Our Gerbera Daisy Vase is a delightful display large, brightly colored s. These popular s are sure to show your April birthday gift recipient, how much you care about them and how committed you are to cheering them up and making their day a bit more special.
A Bright Spring Celebration is a festive display of yellow Gerbera daisies, daffodils, pure white hydrangeas and tulips. It captures the cheerfulness that’s so symbolic of daisies in general.
You don’t have to need an April birthday gift to revel in the happiness that daisies spread wherever they go. Let Toblers Flowers help you choose the perfect floral design that incorporates daisies, either for an April birthday gift or to cheer yourself or someone else in need of a floral hug.