What comes to mind when you think of daisies? If you are like most of us, you probably think of the iconic yellow disk center with long white petals – but with over 23,000 species of daisy, there is a lot more to this than meets the eye! The daisy is the birth for the month of April, so it is time to start considering how you can use your favorite variety of daisy to celebrate someone you love. At Al’s Florist, we are happy to help you to choose the most beautiful s for every occasion that is important to you. Here are some surprising facts about daisies that you may not know:
* The daisy is completely edible and is delicious in salads, soups, and sandwiches. Not only is it pleasant tasting, but it has a very high Vitamin C content.
* The daisy is often used in teas to promote digestion as well as to ease a cough.
* The juice of the daisy was used in ancient Rome to accelerate wound healing and is still used in homeopathic medicine to help people recover from surgery.
- The daisy opens its petals in the morning and closes again at night. This behavior likely inspired ancient Anglo-Saxons to name the “daes eage” which means “day’s eyes”, a name which has prevailed down through the years.
- The daisy is related to the sun, but also has some stranger cousins, such as the artichoke.
- The prolific daisy is found in Europe, China, Africa and North America. In fact, the only continent the does not grow is Antarctica.
Is someone you know celebrating an April birthday? Our floral team has combined colorful spring daisies with roses and carnations for this truly festive birthday display perfect for any month of the year. This April, send daisies to those you love – but no matter the time or occasion, remember that the best place to purchase quality floral designs in Hollywood is right here at Al’s Florist.