There may not be any flower that more exemplifies the essence of springtime than the daisy. Their name is derived from the Anglo Saxon word “daes eage” which means “day’s eyes” because the flower opens at dawn and closes in the evening. This cheerful and bright flower comes in over 4,000 species, and they can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Daisies represent almost 10% of the flowering plants in the world, with the most popular varieties being the Marguerite daisy, Gloriosa daisy, Shasta daisy, African daisy and Gerber daisy. No matter what the occasion, the daisy is a perfect, classic choice – and Ah Sam Florist is the perfect place to call for the freshest, most beautiful cut daisies in San Mateo.
Did You Know? The daisy is actually a relative of the artichoke! And like it’s unlikely cousin, the daisy is completely edible. It is rich in vitamin C and has a taste pleasant enough to be utilized in salads, soups and sandwiches.
The popular yellow and white classic daisy is what normally comes to mind when people imagine the flower, but it is the gerbera daisy that is most popular in floral arrangements. Available in a broad spectrum of vivid colors and showy flower heads, these daisies have become widely cultivated and have formed their own genus.
Daisies create beautiful standalone arrangements but are also wonderful spring flowers that integrate well with other seasonal blooms such as roses and hydrangea.
The daisy is also the birth flower of April, so if you have a friend, colleague or loved one celebrating next month – send a bright floral design featuring the versatile and beautiful daisy! Birthday, anniversary, or “just because” – the daisy is a happy flower that will brighten their home or office with innocence and joy. Call Ah Sam Florist today to learn more about our gorgeous daisy designs.