Purple Daisy - A Guide to Purple Daisies
Purple daisies are beautiful flowers. Pretty looking, delicate but with a very imposing color in their “hands”, the purple daisy is a ray of light in any bouquet or floral decoration!
Purple Daisy Description
- Family: Asteraceae
- Origin: The name of the purple daisy comes from “daes age”, which is an Anglo-Saxon term meaning “day’s eye”.
- Sun exposure: Purple daisies need full sun exposure in order to be able to develop properly.
- Height: Purple daisies grow up to 12 cm.
- Soil: Purple daisy soil should be rich and well-drained, with organic matter.
- Leaves: Purple leaves are evergreen. Depending on the type of the purple daisy, their leaves may be smooth or hairy, slender at the bottom and slightly lobed.
- Blooming time: Purple daisies bloom during springtime or later on, from July to October.
- Maintenance: Divide your purple daisies so that they don’t become overcrowded. Water them plenty, but with moderation and remove any dead heads or leaves so that you increase the growth of other blooms.
- Propagation method: Purple daisies may be propagated by division, stem cuttings or seeds.
Purple Daisy Species
There are various purple daisy varieties, such the Spanish Daisy, Lazy Daisy or Prairie Daisy, Michaelmas Daisy, Tatarian Daisy, Painted Daisy, Paris Daisy, Shasta Daisy, Crown-Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Nippon Oxeye Daisy, Giant Daisy, African Daisy, Kingfisher Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Transvaal Daisy or Barberton Daisy, Tahoka Daisy, Livingstone Daisy, Gloriosa Daisy, Dahlberg Daisy.
Purple Daisy Meaning
The purple daisy represents innocence, royal beauty, being associated with the fifth wedding anniversary. It is a flower representing a love that conquers all.
Purple Daisies Arrangements
Purple daisies arrangements are widely used on all sorts of occasions: from sympathy baskets,
expressing grief and sorrow to wedding centerpieces looking glamorous and chic.
So, here is what you are going to do so that your purple daisy arrangements look brilliant: mix purple daisies with lavender roses purple Peruvian lilies and white daisies. Also, to create contrast in a send-away birthday basket, mix purple daisies with yellow Asiatic lilies, mini carnations and lavender Monte Casino.
Colorful purple daisy arrangements are the best, so mix them nicely with orange lilies, purple iris, and dainty white daisies, with pink mini carnations and yellow solidago, obtaining the most glorious and rich arrangement you have ever seen!
Purple Daisy Bouquets
Posey or hand-tied purple daisy bouquets look great! Round ones too, if mixed with other flowers
that enrich it. Bridal purple daisy bouquets are quite popular as they are a symbol of both royalty
and innocent love.
Keep purple daises mixed with soft colors like mellow yellow, pale orange and shades of pink, or take it to another level by using bright, ravishing colors like burgundy red and sunny yellow or blue.
Purple daisy bouquets may be mixed with bright pink carnations, lavender and yellow daisy pompons, spider gerbera daisies and deep purple Matusmoto asters or alstroemeria. You can also try mixing purple daisies with lavender chrysanthemum daisies and light purple roses.
Purple Daisies in Gardens
Plant purple daisies in a sunny place, that has about 6 hours of full sun per day. Choose a place that you want to cheer up, and the purple daisies will do that for sure! You can put them near colorful carnation flowerbeds or gerbera daisies. Bush roses are not recommended as they can keep shadow over you precious purple daisies. These flowers are easy to grow, and being so, there is no reason for you not to enjoy their terrific splendor in your back yard!
Cut purple daisies last longer if you add a little salt or a sugar cube, you cut their stems from the
bottom and change their water daily. They last even longer if you keep them in cool places and remove
any underwater foliage that might cause bacteria appearance.
Purple daisies are amazing! Small but very pretty, they can sure get noticed if mixed with the right color shades or flowers. You can easily grow them in your garden, but if you don’t want to cut purple daisies and place them in a vase, you can find them all year long in every florists’ shops so you don’t ruin your garden arrangement!