April Birth Flower
The daisy family is one of the largest in the botanical world, containing more than 1200 particular species of flowers. Many popular garden plants—such as marigolds, dahlias and sunflowers —are part of the daisy family. Meanwhile, several flowers we call daisies are actually chrysanthemums or asters.
There are many different varieties of the true daisy; the most popular of these are the black-eyed Susan, Shasta daisy and Gerbera daisy. Gerbera daisies, also known as African daisies, have become very popular in recent years. These cheerful flowers can be recognized by their large-disc shaped head and long, fuzzy stem. Also, Gerbera daisies are available in a vast spectrum of colors. There are more than 250 varieties of this daisy, the birth flower for April, most often found in vibrant hues, including red, pink, orange, yellow and white. The Gerbera daisy has become a modern symbol of summer.
ccording to the floral experts at 1-800-Flowers.com, daisies should last approximately five to seven days if properly cared for. Keep cut flowers in a cool location, away from drafts and heat sources. To keep your daisies looking fresh, you should re-cut stems and add warm water and plant food to their vase every other day. (Keep in mind that marguerites, the daisies most often grown in American gardens, will make other flowers wilt if placed together in one vase.)