If we asked you to name a flower that completely embodies the essence of springtime, chances are the daisy would come to mind. But although you may imagine the iconic gold and white variety, this deceivingly simple looking flower comes in over 4,000 species, and grows naturally on every continent of the globe except Antarctica. Daisies come in the full spectrum of color and represent almost 10% of the flowering plants in the world. No matter what your special occasion or event, the daisy is a classic choice – and Nanz & Kraft Florists are the best floral experts to call for the freshest, most exquisite cut daisies in Louisville.
What’s in a Name? The name daisy is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word “daes eage” which means “day’s eye”, so named because the flower opens its petals when the sun rises and closes them at sunset.
Yellow and white daisies comprise a classic arrangement, reminiscent of the wild meadows and roadsides of childhood vacations. But the gerbera may be the favorite variety of daisy when it comes to floral design. Available in a wide range of vibrant colors and exhibiting generous flower heads, these daisies are long lasting and make a dramatic statement.
Did You Know? The daisy is actually a relative of both lettuce and the artichoke, and like these surprising family members, the daisy is completely safe to consume. The flower is rich in vitamin C and has a pleasant taste appropriate for salads, soups, sandwiches, and even a soothing tea.
Daisies create striking standalone arrangements but can be easily incorporated into a mixed spring bouquet which features other blooms such as the rose, mum, and hydrangea.
The daisy is also the birth flower of April, so if you have a loved one, friend, or business colleague celebrating next month – make sure to showcase the diversity of the daisy! Birthday, congratulations, or “just because” – the daisy is a cheerful bloom guaranteed to bring fresh optimism and joy into any home or office. Call Nanz & Kraft Florists for the freshest and most beautiful Louisville floral designs all year long.