Not many people are too familiar with their birth month flowers. However, in the same way as birthstones, birth flowers are representative of a number of characteristics associated with people born within a specific month.
What is April’s Birth Flower?
Those born in the month of April are lucky enough to have two birth flowers: daisies and sweet peas. Each one is unique in its own way and has special meanings attached to it.
This flower’s name comes from “dægeseage” which means “day’s eye”. They got the name because the heads of these flowers close at night and reopen in the morning. There are two types, the oxeye, Leucanthemum vulgare, and the English, or true, daisy, Bellis perennis. Between 15 and 30 white petals surround a bright yellow disk.
What is the Meaning of Daisies?
As the April birth flower, daisies are commonly associated with a sense of innocence and purity.
Even though daisies are representative of innocence and purity, they lend themselves to a bit of mystery.
The daisy is also thought of as being the friendship flower, as well as a flower of secrecy. This flower is wonderful to share with a friend. It’s a poetic way to let them know that you will always keep the private matters you’ve shared to yourself.
Although they originated in Europe and Asia’s more temperate regions, these days the only continent without daisies is Antarctica. In fact, they make up nearly 10% of the earth’s flowering plants!
And, although we are most familiar with the white-petaled daisy, they come in many colours. You can find them in orange, purple, red, rose, and yellow, too.
What Do Daisies Say About April Babies?
Because they symbolise innocence and virtue, people born in April have a certain wholesomeness about them that no one else does. April babies act in good faith and treat everyone around them with trust and respect.
Tips For Buying Daisies
Try to purchase your bouquet of daisies as early on in the week as you can. Florists usually get restocked on Monday mornings, so you’ve got a great chance of finding exactly the bouquet you want. On the flip side, we recommend buying blooms on the weekend if you’re looking to save money. You have a better chance of getting a good deal because of older items still in the shop.
The other April birth flower is the sweet pea or “Lathyrus odoratus”, Greek for pea or pulse and Latin for fragrant.
What is the Meaning of Sweet Peas?
The sweet pea is probably most commonly associated with the idea of pleasure, as well as the idea of saying goodbye. These flowers are generally given as a retirement gift or to a friend who is moving away.
The sweet pea is native to southern Europe and was first sent to England from Italy by a monk named Franciscus Cupani in the 17th Century. The sweet pea remained relatively undistinguished for quite some time.
That is until a Scottish gardener by the name of Henry Eckford plucked it from obscurity in the late 19th Century. He then went on to cultivate over one hundred different varieties of the plant!
What Do Sweet Peas Say About April Babies?
Their association with bliss and pleasure tells us that people born in April have a fine appreciation of enjoyment and are always on the lookout for new amusement. These babies bring joy wherever they go, encouraging the rest of us to relax and have some fun!
Tips For Buying Sweet Peas
You know those packets of flower food you get when you buy a bouquet? They really work! Try asking your florist for a few more. They’ll extend the life of your sweet peas marvellously.
If you’re interested in growing your own, have a look at this guide on how to plant sweet pea flowers.
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When you take the special symbolism and meaning of flowers into account, gift-giving becomes something really special! Mix and match your daisies and sweet peas with other meaningful blossoms to send a detailed message to someone you really care about.
For Your Mom or Dad
If you’re moving out of the house, town, or city your parents live in, sweet peas are a great way to bid them farewell. You could pair them with blue daisies, which symbolise happiness, to make sure they know you’re happy with your decision!
For Your Partner
Red daisies denote passion and romance, so they’re perfect for your partner. You could even opt for pink if you prefer, which indicates gentleness in love and romance. The sweet pea’s link to pleasure will add a zing to this bouquet!
For Your Grandparents
If you’re stuck for an anniversary present for your grandparents, consider lavender sweet peas. They symbolise delicate pleasures and taking the time to appreciate their fragrance may remind your loved ones to appreciate the small things.
For a Friend or Colleague
Sweet peas are the perfect goodbye gift for a friend or workmate who’s moving on. Pair them with blue daisies, which symbolise happiness, to wish someone you care about good luck in their departure.
Flowers Are The Perfect Gift
April’s two birth flowers are equally unique and special. However, they do have a few things in common. Both daisies and sweet peas are available in an array of colours and make for excellent additions to a bouquet. Send someone you love a personalised message now that you know a bit more about daisies and sweet peas!