“She loves me, she loves me not…” – the childhood game of puppy love just would not have been possible without the innocence and beauty of the classic daisy. It represents the carefree attitude and clean slate of spring – and the purity of a bright sunny day. In April, the floral world recognizes the daisy as the official birth flower of the month, and it is in that spirit that Julia’s Florist celebrates this beautiful spring bloom.
Did You Know? The daisy is from one of the most prolific floral families in the world. It has over 23,000 varieties, grows on 6 of the 7 continents (excluding Antarctica) and represents over 10% of the flowering plants on the globe.
The daisy is actually a flowering plant, and each flower is, in reality, a composite of many distinct “florets”. If you look closely at a daisy you will see that each petal is an individual floret, and the colorful disk center is made up of a collection of tiny tubular flowers. The classic white and gold daisy is known as an English daisy, while the Shasta, Marguerite, and African daisies are other popular varieties.
Daisy Fun Fact: The artichoke is related to the daisy, and they share a delicious similarity – both are completely edible.
The gerbera variety of daisy is one of the most popular in the floral design world. From a longevity and display standpoint, gerberas have sturdy, thick stalks and they remain fresh for long periods of time after they are cut. From an aesthetic perspective, their vibrant colors and large flowers make them perfect for dramatically beautiful and vivid floral designs. For your April birthdays, a vase of gerberas is gorgeous on its own; however, they also blend well with any spring floral mix.
Classic, gerbera or even artichoke, the daisy family is diversely beautiful. Call Julia’s Florist today to discuss the perfect daisy for your April birthday bouquets, then relax. We’ll take care of the rest. In Wilmington and beyond, we are your trusted floral design experts.