White Daisy - A Guide to White Daisies
White daisies are innocent, pure flowers. Filled with simplicity and grace, they are perfect little flowers. Used for bridal bouquets, as sympathy flowers or in decorative purposes for your garden, white daisies are simply beautiful!
White Daisy Description
- Family: Asteraceae
- Origin: The name of the daisy comes from “daes age”, which is an Anglo-Saxon term meaning “day’s eye”.
- Sun exposure: White daisies need full sun exposure.
- Height: White daisies grow up to 12 cm.
- Soil: White daisy soil should be rich, organic and should drain very well.
- Leaves: White daisy leaves are evergreen in color and in texture it may be smooth or hairy, slender at the bottom and a little lobed.
- Blooming time: White daisies bloom from July to October.
- Maintenance: Dig up and divide your white daisies every year, so that they can revive. Also, in the fall, cut the white daisies about an inch above the ground so that you increase their future development, in spring.
- Propagation method: White daisies may be propagated by division, stem cuttings or seeds.
White Daisy Species
There are various daisy varieties, such as white Daisy-like flowers, Spanish Daisy, Blue Daisy, Lazy Daisy or Prairie Daisy, African Daisy, Michaelmas Daisy, Swan River Daisy, Tatarian Daisy, Painted Daisy, Paris Daisy, Shasta Daisy, Crown-Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Nippon Oxeye Daisy, Giant Daisy, African Daisy, Kingfisher Daisy, Sunshine Daisy, Gerbera Daisy, Transvaal Daisy or Barberton Daisy, Tahoka Daisy, Livingstone Daisy, Gloriosa Daisy, Dahlberg Daisy, Butter Daisy.
White Daisy Meaning
White daisies symbolize innocence and purity, they represent simplicity, as well as new beginnings. White daisies may hide secret love messages in their blooms, or even little secrets like “I won’t tell”.
White Daisies Arrangements
White daisy arrangemenrs brighten up any face, in any moment! They are used in wedding ceremonies as
centerpieces, corsages or boutonnieres.
You can play with white daisy arrangements in many ways. You can make little princess tiaras for you little girl, you can use them as house ornaments. In these, you can mix white daisies with vibrant hot pink spray roses in order to create an astonishing contrast. Or you can combine white daisy arrangements with yellow tulips or yellow carnations for a soft effect.
The best thing about white daisies is that they can be mixed with any color and any flower type, as this is a flower that will always cheer up an arrangement, no matter the occasion!
White Daisy Bouquets
White daisy bouquets are best suited for spring. Bridal ones will have a very special look, young and
fresh, filled with hope. White daisy bouquets are graceful and elegant, so always use them in your mix!
White daisy bouquets may be combined with pink roses, lavender or blue iris, yellow carnations or tulips. The result will look stunning in any hands. Also, mix white daisies with spray chrysanthemums and pink spray roses or make up a dazzling daisy cheer using just a handful of white daisies and solidago.
White Daisies in Gardens
When planting white daisies remember that they need full sun in order to develop, so choose a flowerbed
with no shade on it. Also, plant your white daisies about 9 to 12 inches apart from one another so that
your flowerbeds don’t seem too crowded. Make sure that the soil in which you choose to grow them in is
rich in organic matter and if not, add fertilizers.
Place your white daisies near colorful flowerbeds so that they can stand out, or even better, set them apart from all the other, so that they can shine in all their innocent splendor!
Cut white daisies need cut flower food in their water in order to survive. Also, you should make sure
that you remove all the underwater foliage that might create any kind of bacteria and keep them in cool
places so that they don’t dry out.
For a better preservation, cut about an inch of their stems so that they can hydrate better.
White daisies are so simple and yet so sophisticated. They are delicate flowers that brighten up any arrangement. Delicate and easy to grow, white daisies are just the thing for your big day!