Daisies are one of the most recognizable and beloved blooms that make up almost 10% of all flowering plants on Earth. They are also the lovely birth flower for April. Have you ever wondered why it’s daisy petals we pick when playing “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”? The daisy has an enduring quality that inspires innocence, purity and loyal love. As a result, this joyful bloom has given rise to numerous poems and songs. Daisies are also popular in romantic bouquets and birthday gifts.
But are there more to these popular flowers than a romantic sentiment? Why should you send a bouquet of darling daisies to that special someone on their birthday? Scroll down to learn some interesting trivia about the birth flower for April.
Delicate as a Daisy? This Bloom is One Tough Cookie
There are over 20,000 species of plants in the daisy family that differ in size, shape and color. Soft white petals are the most iconic daisy look, but they come in many other pretty shades, including yellow, orange, red, rose, and purple. That’s enough colors to please almost anyone, and to make some truly eye catching bouquets!
The word ‘daisy’ originated in Old English and literally means “day’s eye”. The bloom got its name because it closes its petals in the evening, and opens up again at dawn.
Daisies are part of the sunflower family, and grow in very similar habitats to their big yellow relatives. Because of this, they can be found pretty much anywhere on Earth except Antarctica. As tough as they are beautiful, daisies are in bloom most of the year and can adapt to almost any environment – they can even live high in the mountains! With such resilience, these are the perfect flowers to give to someone who seems to make the most out of whatever life throws their way.
Edible Flowers: Eat Me If You Can
Did you know that the daisy is not one but actually two flowers? That’s right, the yellow center is one bloom and the surrounding petals are technically another separate bloom. And the best part, both flowers and leaves are edible! Related to the artichoke family, daisies have a surprisingly nice flavor. Additionally, they’re high in Vitamin C and make a delicious (and extravagant!) addition to salads, soups, and sandwiches. You can’t ask for more.
Daisy Flower Meaning
Flowers’ symbolic ties to people’s affections are ingrained in human culture, with a mythology and language all their own. Daisies capture purity of mind, heart, and soul much better than any other flower. Devoid of any evil or guilt, they are said to be the perfect symbol of purity and innocence.
A bouquet of daisies is an ideal gift when a person wants to confess their undying love. Different colors of daisy can also have different meanings. For example, purple represents dignity and success, yellow is a symbol of friendship, blue means honesty and peace, while white is associated with modesty. Keep this in mind when picking out a flower arrangement, layer it with multiple colors for a more complex message and more eye- catching display.
The one and only birthstone of April is the king of all birthstones, the diamond. The most precious of all gemstones, diamond has been considered a real blessing for people all over the world. Formed a hundred miles beneath the Earth’s surface, diamonds are the hardest gems that have been around for billions of years. During ancient times, people believed that these gems were created by lightning bolts and possessed magical healing powers.
An ancient object of desire, diamonds are still admired in every part of the world, and are undoubtedly the most wanted (alas, expensive) gift for women, and yes, even men. As a symbol of eternal love, diamonds are often given to beloved ones, especially for engagement, an anniversary, or as a wedding gift.
Since diamond is the traditional April birthstone, it is even more significant to those born in April. They make an ideal birthday gift for someone you love, especially if their zodiac sign is Aries or Taurus. Diamonds are also believed to bring mental clarity, balance, and success.
Zodiac and Birth Month Flowers
If you’re looking for a little more inspiration for a birthday gift for that April child, try looking up! Astrology may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those die-hard believers a lot of good hints for gifts and how to be around the person in general can be found in the stars.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Adventurous and energetic, Aries love birthday gifts that make a statement. If it’s a bouquet of flowers, it better to be bold, bright and big to impress this fiery zodiac sign. An armful of luxurious red roses, exquisite tiger lilies or something more extravagant like orchids are all great choices for Aries.
When choosing a gift basket, go with the one that looks opulent and festive. To appeal to Aries’s love of everything impressive it should include items like good wine or champagne (better both!), gourmet cheese, indulgent chocolates and other delicacies that scream good taste. “The more, the better”, that’s what you should keep in mind when picking a birthday gift for Aries.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
Stubborn and practical on the one side, the mighty bull Taurus will be happy to receive something tangible that they can enjoy over and over again. If you want to give them flowers, it’d better be a long-lasting plant instead, like soft petaled violets or an exquisite orchid in a pot. An edible bouquet made of fresh fruit or vegetables is another wonderful idea for this nature-loving zodiac sign who prefers pragmatism over vanity.
To cater to the Taurus’s sensuous and romantic side give them a spa gift basket, their favorite perfume or exquisite jewelry (diamonds should obviously be on top of your list). Taureans tend to have a sweet tooth and want to look, and eat, anything beautiful. Hence, a chocolate gift basket or a gourmet gift set with a cuddly plush toy is what the doctor ordered.
Whatever you get them, remember a birthday is about making them the center of attention! Going the extra mile to give something meaningful will make all the difference in how your birthday gift is received.
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