The designated flower of April is one of the most iconic flowers of springtime in Danvers – the daisy. Daisies evoke feelings of carefree days, warm sunshine, and a walk through the meadow. They have always been associated with the happiness of spring, and even with the love-struck tradition of “he loves me, he loves me not”.
Daisies belong to the Asteraceae family, which is derived from the word for “star”. The original name for this genus was Compositae, due to the fact that the daisy is, in reality, a composite of two flowers. The disc center is comprised of minuscule individual flowers; the ray petals are considered a separate flower. The name daisy was derived from the Old English “daes aeg” which translates to “day’s eye”; referencing the plants affinity for opening to the sunlight in the morning.
There are thousands of varieties of daisies. As a matter of fact, the daisy family (which includes sunflowers and mums) makes up over 10% of the planet’s flowering plants. The most common of these, especially when creating floral bouquets are the African Daisy, Ox-Eye Daisy, Shasta Daisy, and the Gerbera Daisy. Gerberas are popular with florists because of the unique and bold color schemes they offer. The vibrant gerbera can hold its own against any spring wildflower or exotic and makes for a beautiful addition to any floral arrangement. As the daisy is April’s birth flower, adding the festive gerbera is a great way to bring vivid pop to the party.
Currans Flowers is the place you can turn to for all of your April special occasions. Whether classic crisp white or neon pink, the daisy is your go-to spring flower.