Daisy CakeThe April birth month flower is the daisy — beautiful, fun and long lasting. They have an innocence and simplicity about them that makes them perfect in an arrangement or alone in a vase by themselves. Did you know there are many different types of daisies? They each have their own individual personality to share. Here are a just few of them:

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera daisies are so perfect, they hardly look real. They bloom in nearly every color, except true blues and purples, vary greatly in shape and size and can produce fantastically large flowers on long, thick, sturdy stems. Their center is sometimes yellow, green, black or the same color as the petals. The gerber goes great in garden, high style, formal and tropical floral arrangement or by itself in a vase, all one color or mixed. Its fun, colorful personality works well as a gift for a celebration of a milestone or event. Gerberas are delightful in bridal bouquets. Mini gerberas are great for corsages, boutonnieres and handheld bouquets.

Shasta Daisy'Lorca' Gerbera

Always eye-catching, the Shasta daisy stands on sturdy stems growing 24 inches to 36 inches tall, has a long-lasting vase life, and some varieties even have double blossoms. Horticulturalist Luther Burbank developed the Shasta daisy while experimenting with hybrid daisies in California. He named it after Mount Shasta because its pure white petals reminded him of the color of the snow. The Shasta has magical qualities. When I look at Shasta daisies, I feel joy in my heart. They are perfect for country casual, country chic or urban chic interiors. One of my favorite ways to display Shasta daises is to place them in colorful vases or small containers lining the center of a table.

Hardy Fall MumsChrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums have long been associated with fall, but they’re available year-round. The flowers occur in various forms, and can be daisy-like, decorative, pompons or buttons. In addition to the traditional yellow, other colors are available, such as white, purple, red, salmon, green, rust and butterscotch. Spray chrysanthemums at times are referred to as pompons. They are long lasting and come in a variety of sizes and varieties, some with the bright yellow center, some with green, always stunning. Chrysanthemums add vibrancy when mixed with others to create lush arrangements, perfect for gifts of happiness.

Ask your florist about daisies.

Which daisy is your favorite?