All You Need to Know About Daisies

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All You Need to Know About Daisies

Daisies are a lovely flower that perfectly bring together yellow and white. The yellow centers with white petals make them a very simple plant by design and a favorite among summer time flower enthusiasts and florists alike. While they can be given as singles, they're usually gifted in bundles.

Initially cultivated in Europe and Asia, they eventually made it out to other parts of the world with availability in every continent except Antarctica. This hardy flower has a long lifespan of usually 7-10 days due to its ability to adapt to its environment. They can grow almost anywhere: sun, shade, mountains, planes, wet, and dry. They're very robust flowers that can thrive in most places except for super cold climates, which is likely why there's no place for them in Antarctica.

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Relation to Sunflowers

Daisies and Sunflowers are part of the Asteraceae family, which is one of the largest of its kind with over 1600 genera and 2500 species worldwide. Some of the more common growths in this family include: lettuce, artichokes, dandelions, sunflowers, and daisies. Members of the Asteraceae family have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Among them are sources of probiotics, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and wound healing properties.

Daisies are related to sunflowers but they're not from the same genera. Daisies are plants that do not produce seeds, which makes them part of the Bellis genera. Sunflowers produce seeds, which makes them part of the Helianthus genera.

Meaning Behind the Name

Daisies feature a yellow center surrounded by slender petals. The name daisy originated from an Old English phrase, "daes eage," which means, "day's eye." This is a suitable name for the plant since its design features an ability to open during the day and close at night, which is a pleasant feature for this durable little plant.

They're Edible

Did you know daisies are a good source of vitamin C? The next time you're in your backyard or in a place that allows it, pick some daisies, cut them up and sprinkle them on top of a salad. Due to their close relation to artichokes, daisies serve as an additional source of healthy nutrients. They also come with excellent medicinal uses as they're known to treat excessive bleeding, coughs, and indigestion.

Bees Love to Pollinate Daisies

Bees are amazing little insects; we can't survive without them. They're ability to pollinate is required for the survival of the earths entire terrestrial ecosystem, which includes the human race. Bees help pollinate fruit and nut crops. Pollen bears a plant's male sex cells and allows for reproduction, dispersal, and propagation for all wildflowers, which is why pollination is so critical. Daisies are a favorite among bees due to how easy it is for them to land on their yellow centers to collect pollen and nectar. The yellow center of a daisy is made up of a cluster called an inflorescence, which allows bees to collect lots of food in one session making the act of collection more efficient.

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Depending on who you ask, daisies have many meanings. Some of the more common are innocence, purity, and new beginnings. The standard white daisy symbolizes humility. April is the birth month for the daisy, which makes them great gifts for friends who were born that month.

Meaning by Color

Did you know that daisies come in colors beyond just yellow and white? That's right, they're available in a variety of different colors, each with unique meanings.

  • White Daisies. White daisies represent innocence and purity and are commonly found at weddings.
  • Yellow Daisies. Yellow daisies represent cheer and friendship making them great gifts for friends.
  • Orange Daisies. Orange daisies represent joy and warmth and make for simple birthday treats.
  • Red Daisies. Red daisies represent love and passion and as such are classic romance flowers.
  • Pink Daisies. Pink daisies represent joy and positivity and are great for expressing appreciation.

When to Give Daisies

Due to their whimsical and endearing presentation, daisies are thoughtful gifts for any occasion where an expression of appreciation is appropriate. Here are some times when giving someone daisies would be a good idea.

  • Weddings and Engagement Parties. Times like these are great for gifting classic white daisies because they represent innocence and purity.
  • Just Because. In situations where you want to do something special for someone but don't want to come off too forward, go with yellow or pink daisies. These colors work in these situations because they represent warmth, joy, and positivity.
  • Birthdays and Personal Milestones. The vibrance of orange daisies and their representation of joyfulness and warmth make them sweet random gifts either alone or as complements.
  • Platonic Appreciation or Love. When you want to express appreciation in a way that's more mild than passion, go with pink daisies, which represent joy and positivity.


You might recall someone plucking flower petals and saying things like, "he loves me; he loves me not." Other similar things have been said during the plucking act and all are based in superstition but make for fun ways to enjoy the otherwise usually inaccurate but often remedial task of assumption. While somewhat juvenile, it's at least mildly endearing and can be somewhat therapeutic but shouldn't be taken seriously.

The daisy is a common flower to use in this way. Others may even count the number of petals and apply that number to the expected length of some arbitrary situation. For example, there are 10 petals on this daisy so my relationship must last for 10 days before we call each other boyfriend/girlfriend. Pick any manner of random to manufacture a playful superstition.

In Summary

Daisies are hardy flowers grown in nearly every continent on earth and can live for over a week. They got their name from the way their petals open and close depending on time of day. Daisies are in the same family as sunflowers and come in a variety of colors. They're a favorite among summer time flower fans as well as bees for their design. Daisies are edible and have many nutritional and medicinal benefits so ingestion is actually encouraged. Their playful design has prompted them to be used superstitiously but not seriously.

Need Help Picking the Right Daisies?

We here at Secret Garden Rose offer a wide range of flower styles and flare to assist you in any number of different situations. If you need help picking the right daisies for your special someone or occasion, we're here to assist you. Our experienced staff of professional florists are standing by ready and eager to prepare and ship your order. Contact us today!

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