By April, the spring will be in full bloom in most places. Flowers and plants can be seen at every corner, spreading vibrant colours to create an aesthetic feel.
Do you know that every month of the year has specific flowers that represent the birth of that month, just like gemstones? Not too many people are aware of the concept. Let’s learn about the flowers of the month of April in this article.
Flowers For The Month of April
Like every other month, April has specific flowers, which are Daisy and Sweet Pea. Flowers can be an amazing gift that you can present to someone for their birthdays along with some customized gifts. Gifting someone’s birth month specific flowers can be a great idea, as it also represents many characteristics of the person born in that particular month.
The flower of the month, daisy, represents innocence, purity and the feeling of true love. On the other hand, the sweet pea is used to represent a way to bid farewell and goodbye, send good wishes or just say thank you. Let’s learn more about these flowers even if they are not your birth month flowers.
The name of the flower daisy stems from the old English, “Days Eyes”, which referenced the characteristics of the English Daisy that opens its petals in the days and closes them at night. Daisies often have many species, some of which are earliest spring bloomers, while some can be the last to appear in fall.
Daisies Belong to the Aster family (Asteraceae) which is native to Europe and Africa and eventually got accustomed to North America. The Aster family is one of the largest families of flowering plants which also include the plant with huge yellow flowers, i.e. Sunflowers.
The daisy is made up of two parts, the centre or disc floret, and the ray floret i.e. the petals. The daisy easily represents the sun with the yellow centre and white petals as emerging rays. The daisy has long been considered a symbol of true love.
Daisy Meaning and Symbolism
- Daisy is associated with innocence, true love and purity.
- Each of the colours present in a daisy represents different things.
- Daisy is the flower of Freyja who is the goddess of love, beauty and fertility, in Norse Mythology.
- A bouquet of daisies can also convey the message of keeping a secret.
Sweet peas are commonly associated with the idea of saying goodbye. These flowers are generally presented as a retirement gift along with the cake or given to a friend who is going away.
The sweet pea is part of the Fabaceae family which also includes some beans and legumes. It is often confused with everlasting pea due to their similar looks. Unlike its relative, Garden Peas, the sweet pea is toxic to humans and animals and is used for medicinal purposes in some parts of the world.
Sweet Pea Meaning and Symbolism
- Sweet Pea is used as a way to say goodbye, farewell and thank you to someone.
- The flower is referred to as “queen of annuals” by some English gardeners.
- It is believed in some cultures that sweet pea have magical properties.
Now that you know that every month of the year has specific flowers, consider giving daisy and sweet pea to your friends on April birthdays along with some cakes.
If you are still confused about the selection of the gift, you can also head over to our website and order a customized gift for your friend with a specially made bouquet of daisy or sweet pea.