It’s time to welcome April with the flower of the month, daisy! The daisy was first discovered in 1884 by Scotsman Richard Jameson in South Africa, but it’s been believed to be more than 4000 years old.
This bright flower was once referred to as ‘Day’s-Eye’ because the petals would open as the sun rises and closes at sunset just like it’s going to sleep. It comes in a variety of vibrant colours with different symbolic meanings.
Daisies have been associated with true love for such a long time, and the flower is a combination of two flowers. During the Victorian Times, it was common for young ladies to pluck the petals of a daisy one by one and recite the words “he loves me, he loves me not”. The last remaining leaf would give them the answer to their future love life. This practice has remained a popular form of fortune telling up to this day, just for fun of course.
White daisies with a yellow centre are the most popular colour for a daisy, and they represent innocence and joy. They are commonly used in bouquets to give to new mothers which symbolise new beginnings.
The daisy also represents loyalty. The flower is given between friends to keep a secret, where it means “I’ll never tell.”
Other than being a flower with different representations. The word daisy has evolved into common phrases over the years. You may have heard the phrase “fresh as a daisy” which emphasises cleanliness and purity. Another saying is “whoops-a-daisy” which became famous around the 1800s to encourage children to get up when they fall.
When you give someone daisies, understand that these beautiful fresh flowers carry a significant message and make a long-lasting impression. They come in vibrant colours and sending them is the perfect way to brighten someone’s day. Our beautiful Tangy Citrus is composed of different flowers including gerberas daisies, so go ahead and put a smile on someone’s face. Make sure to comment below if you were born in April so we know who our daisy followers are!