Daisy Flower – A Plant of the Bercht & j.presi Family
Daisies are one of the most beautiful flowers in the floral world. They belong the Bercht & j.presi family of Compositae which are now known as Asteraceae. These flowers are native to north and Central Europe. Daisy flowers are composed of white petals with yellow centre and can sometimes have pink or rose color. They are simple yet sophisticated flowers and convey cheer and exuberance in spades. The word Daisy was originated from daes eage which literally means day’s eye. They were names such because daisies open at the dawn as the day starts to begin.
Daisy symbolizes purity and innocence. It also represents new beginnings. In the dictionary flowers the meaning of daisy is loyal love and I will never tell. You can send it to your loved ones to symbolize good luck in the spring. It can also be gifted to someone who is blessed with a new born baby or to someone who is just married.
Different names of this flower are moon flower, Mary’s flower of god and Saint John’s Flower.
Uses of Daisy Flower
- It is used in folk medicine to cure cough, improve digestion and to slow bleeding.
- It is also used in homeopathy to accelerate healing after surgical procedures and also used to treat injuries in animals.
- It is a rich source of Vitamin C and so it can be used in salads soups and sandwiches.
- Leaves of daisy are edible and they can be used in salads.
- Kids use these flowers to make daisy chains.
- Daisies are not just made of one flower; it is made up of two types of flowers.
- The most popular Daisy varieties are Shasta daisy and African daisy.
- Bees are the primary pollinators.
- This flowers grow best in full sun.
- The soil should be moderately fertile, moist and well drained.
How to plant
- You must sow the seeds in container in autumn or spring.
- And divide the existing perennials in early spring or late summer.
- If you directly seed, expect the blooms following spring after one season’s growth.
- Space the plants 1 to 2 feet apart and dig the hole twice the diameter of the container.
- When you place the plant in the hole, you must make sure that the top of the root ball is level with soil surface.
- Fill around the root ball, firm the soil and water thoroughly.
- Taller plants will need support.
Maintenance and Care
- You must fertilize the plant two weeks after planting.
- Water as and when required, daisies prefer to dry out in between watering.
- You must mulch around the daisies in mid to late spring when the ground warms and dries from winter.
- Also remove weeds time and again.
- Prune away any dead leaves and snip the flower heads off whenever they appear to face because this encourages regrowth.
- You should also cut down the daisies at the end of the growing season or just trim it.