The word daisy comes from an Anglo-Saxon translation which means “day’s eye”, and it was given this name because many species of daisies close up at night and reopen their flower heads in the morning. This is just one of the fascinating facts about this flower that appears simple but offers much more than meets the eye. This complex bloom has over 23,000 species, is related to the artichoke, and is actually many flowers in one – and because it is also the birth flower of April, we thought we would tell you a bit more about it. When purchasing bouquets for April birthdays, or simply celebrating spring – call Breen’s Florist. We are committed to bringing all the beauty of springtime to Houston, one floral design at a time.
So Many Flowers: Daisies are known as “composite flowers” – this means that each bloom is actually made up of many, smaller flowers called florets. The ray “petals” are individual florets, and the center disk is made up of many tiny, tubular florets.
Although the white and yellow English variety may be your first thought when you hear the word “daisy”, the gerbera daisy is actually the most common type of daisy used in floral design, for many reasons. They have thick, sturdy stems which make them perfect for cut flower bouquets, and they also last for a long period of time after being harvested. You can’t argue with the festive appearance of the gerbera either. This cheerful bloom grows in a wide spectrum of colors – in fact, the only shades you will not find in this flower family are blues and purples. Gerberas make gorgeous stand-alone bouquets, as well as blending well with other iconic spring blooms such as roses and hydrangea.
For April birthdays of just because, the amazing daisy is an excellent choice – as is Breen’s Florist, Houston’s premiere source for gorgeous floral designs. Browse our beautiful product selection, then give us a call. Your friends and family will love their flowers, we guarantee it.