Fun Facts About Daisies
You may never have known this, but there is an art form to giving flowers. In the Victorian era, the types of flowers that you would give to someone could communicate a lot of information. Not only the type, but also the way that it was delivered.
For instance, if flowers were given to a person upside down, the arrangement meant the opposite of what it typically did. If flowers were given with the right hand, it usually meant “yes” as the answer to a question. If flowers were given with the left hand, it meant “no.”
In the Victorian era, being handed a bouquet of Daisies would be a sign of a new beginning, whether that meant a marriage, a friendship, or most commonly – a newborn baby.
However, the Victorian era wasn’t the only age to have a language of flowers. Oddly enough Daisies were also used to symbolize the death of a child as well. Due to their bright and cheerful nature, they are most often used to symbolize purity and innocence, which came from a Celtic legend. According to this legend, God would sprinkle Daisies over the earth to cheer up parents who had lost a child.
Planting Requirements For Daisies
Light: Daisies, just like their cheerful appearance would suggest, are sun-loving plants. Plant them in full sun for the best and most rewarding blooms all season long.
Soil: Daisy flowers tolerate nearly any soil type. Best growth occurs when the soil is at least 12 to 15 inches deep so that the root system has room to expand.
Spacing: 24-30 inches for plants.
Planting Time: Many Daisies should be planted in the springtime. Some Daisies such as the Shasta daisy and Oxeye daisy are sown in early winter through late spring.
Zones: Grows in zones 5 to 8
Time of Bloom: Daisies start blooming during late spring and continue until early fall.