Though originating from Europe, species of these cheerful Springtime blooms are now found on every continent except for Antarctica. Their abundance is partly due to their ability to adapt. Daisiesthrive in both wet and dry climates, and sunny or shady areas.
Where Does the Name 'Daisy' Come From?
Daisy comes from the Old English "daes eage," meaning "day's eye." The name refers to the way daisies close their petals in the evening, and open again at dawn, marking the beginning of a new day. It is thought that the way the flower opens afresh every day also lead to the saying "as fresh as a daisy".
The Symbolism of Daisies
According to the Victorian Flower Dictionary (Victorians used the 'language of flowers' to convey messages to loved ones) daisies signify innocence and gentleness.
In Norse mythology, the daisy is the sacred flower of Freya, the goddess of love and beauty.
In Native American lore, the daisy is a sun symbol, representing joy, life, and truth.
Daisies in Literature
The daisy, and its meaning, has inspired renowned authors and poets throughout history. Shakespeare used a daisy chain inHamletto represent Ophelia’s innocence. Wordsworth also praised the daisy in his poem “To The Daisy.”
But now my own delights I make,
My thirst at every rill can slake,
And gladly Nature’s love partake
Of Thee, sweet Daisy!
The Birthday Flower for April
Just like birthstones, each month of the year has a flower associated with it. The month of your birth confers your birthday flower. The daisy is the birthday flower for April.
Our sterling silver daisy necklace is the perfect gift for an April birthday girl. The silver flower pendant is strikingly realistic, with intricate elements, detailing each curve and ripple of the petals. The centre of the flower is finished in 18ct gold vermeil.