Get Happy with April Birth Flowers
March 21, 2023
Welcome spring! It’s time to shake off the winter doldrums, pack away heavy blankets and enjoy bright sunny days. By now spring’s in full swing bringing joy and new adventures. And nothing says excitement and happiness better than April birth flowers, the daisy and the sweet pea.
In This Healthy Insight:
- Fast facts about April birth flowers – the daisy
- What does the daisy symbolize?
- Fast facts about April birth flowers – the sweet pea
- What does the sweet pea symbolize?
- Famous April Birthdays
- List of birth months and flowers
Fast facts about April birth flowers – the daisy
- Originally from western, northern and central Europe daisies now grow in every continent except Antarctica
- Nearly 10% of the earth’s flowering plants are daisies
- Daisies are related to sunflowers
- While they’re most commonly white, they also come in orange, purple, red, rose, pink and yellow
- The name daisy comes from the Old English dæġes ēaġe, or day’s eye, because its petals open by day and shut at night
- In larger varieties the flower can be up to 2 ½ inches across
- The plant has also been known as woundwort and bruisewort
- Roman army surgeons used the extracted juice from daisies to soak bandages to heal wounded soldiers on the battlefield
What does the daisy symbolize?
With their delicate, white petals and bright yellow center, daisies convey innocence, purity, and loyal love. They also represent a little intrigue. Giving daisies to a friend means, “I’ll never tell…Your secret is safe with me!”
Individuals born in April exhibit positive energy and avoid negative vibes. Because they symbolize innocence and virtue, April babies are thought to exhibit a certain wholesomeness. They act in good faith and treat others with respect, trust and dignity.
Fast facts about April birth flowers – the sweet pea
- The sweet pea’s botanical name is Lathyrus odoratus, Greek for pea and Latin for fragrant
- The sweet pea is native to southern Europe where it grew wild
- Its simple flower and citrusy-honey aroma thrilled an Italian monk who sent its seeds to plant collectors in England
- In the late 18 century the sweet pea caught the eye of a Scottish gardener who ended up cultivating over one hundred different varieties
- Its colors range from pale pinks and purples to bright reds and blues
- Some sweet peas are bi-colored with different colored edges
- Other varieties can change color as they age in the vase from pink to blue
What does the sweet pea symbolize?
The sweet pea symbolizes several qualities: pleasure, wisdom, and gratitude. But it also signifies good-bye. Shakespeare may have had sweet peas on his mind when he wrote: “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”
The flower is generally given as a housewarming gift to ward off evil spirits or for well wishes for someone who is moving away or retiring. Since it also represents gratitude, it’s the perfect way to thank someone for something they did for you. This happy, multipurpose flower with richly colored blooms and delicate petals makes an elegant bouquet by itself or pairs well with any other flower.
Different colors symbolize different things. Peach flowers signify modesty, pink represent liveliness and grace, while white ones are considered the color of innocence and purity. If you want to convey sincerity to a loved one, sweet peas suit the occasion.
Famous April Birthdays
- Ali Mc Graw – April 1, 1939
- Marvin Gaye – April 2, 1939
- Cloris Leachman – April 4, 1926
- William Wordsworth – April 7, 1770
- Buddha – April 8, 563 BC
- Thomas Jefferson – April 13, 1743
- Ryan O’Neal – April 20, 1941
- Glen Campbell – April 22, 1936
- Duke Ellington – April 29, 1899
- Willie Nelson – April 30, 1933
List of birth months and flowers
Plan ahead with a thoughtful bouquet for friends and family this year using the following guide.
- January: Carnation and Snowdrop
- February: Violet and Primrose
- March: Daffodil and Jonquil
- April: Daisy and Sweet Pea
- May: Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
- June: Rose and Honeysuckle
- July: Larkspur and Water Lily
- August: Gladiolus and Poppy
- September: Aster and Morning Glory
- October: Marigold and Cosmos
- November: Chrysanthemum and Peony
- December: Narcissus and Holly
Do you have a friend or family member celebrating an April birthday? A sunny bouquet of daisies or sweet pea birth flowers fit the bill. It’s personal, unique and meaningful. You can’t go wrong!
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