What image comes to your mind when you hear of daisies? If you are like many of us, you probably visualize the classic golden disk center surrounded by white ray petals – but with over 23,000 species of daisy, there is a lot more to this flower than you may originally think!
The daisy is the April birth flower, so now is the perfect time to start planning your daisy bouquets for all your April birthday celebrants. At Walter Knoll Florist, we are eager to assist you to in selecting the most beautiful florals for every special occasion in your life.
Did You Know? The daisy closes its petals each evening and only opens them again at morning’s light. This behavior was most likely the reason that ancient Anglo-Saxons called the flower “daes eage” which means “day’s eye”, a name which has stuck with the bloom for centuries. Here are some other interesting trivia facts about the humble daisy:
* The daisy is edible, and some say rather good – from its stem to its leaves and flowers. Its cousin the artichoke is also pretty delicious, as are the many types of lettuce in the family tree.
* The high Vitamin C content in daisies is likely the reason it is known to alleviate persistent coughs. Simply brew as a tea, which is entirely appropriate considering that chamomile is also a member of the daisy family.
* The juice extract of the daisy was once utilized to accelerate the healing of open wounds, and some homeopathic doctors still promote the use of the daisy extract to help people recover from surgery.
But the most common use of the daisy, of course, is in gorgeous floral arrangements. The two most common types of daisies used in designs are the classic English (or Shasta) daisy in white and gold; and the gerbera daisy, which exhibits vivid shades or red, orange, pink and yellow. Whether arranged on their own or integrated into a mixed bouquet, these flowers bring a bright innocence and honest beauty to any birthday arrangement.
This April, we recommend that you send daisies to those you love. And remember, the best place to purchase quality floral designs in Saint Louis is Walter Knoll Florist, no matter the occasion!