Daisy Meaning

Uncover Hidden Flowers meanings

Well the lovely daisy. So your here to find out what this means spiritually. Daisies are flowers that mean different things to different people. 

It can mean cheerfulness particularly for the yellow colored blossoms and it can mean youthful beauty and gentleness.  Some people look at the daisy to be a symbol of good luck.  However, the most popular meanings attached to the daisy are - loyal love, innocence and purity.  It’s also a taken to convey the message – “I’ll never tell”.

There is an important celtic legend that daisies were the spirits of children, the symbol of innocence also comes from the story about a dryad who oversaw meadows, forests and pastures.  One of the nymphs, Belides danced around with her nymph sister when the god of the orchards, Vertumnus saw her.  To make sure that she escapes his attentions, she turned herself into a daisy thus preserving her innocence.

In terms of loyal love, daisies are used by women particularly in the Victorian age to see which suitor loves them the most.  By picking on the flower’s petals, a woman would know who loves her and who does not.

Here is some amazing facts about the wonderful daisy

  • Name:  Daisy
  • Color:  If you’re thinking about white daisies, there’s more to daisies than that.  They can also be bright and sunny yellow, purple, pink, red, and orange.
  • Shape:  Daisies look like cartwheels with petals as spokes.  In other ways, it also looks like a star that’s shining brightly.
  • Fact:  Even if daisies are a very common name for this flower, it’s also known in many other names.  Names like ox eye, horse gowan, moon penny, poverty weed and dog blow all pertain to the daisy.
  • Poisonous:  No, daisies are not poisonous.  In fact, not a few people add daisy leaves in their bowl of fresh garden salad.
  • Number of Petals:  Of the 124 types of daisies that have been studied, it’s known that the daisy has an average of 24 petals.  It can be as little as six or as many as 42 to 54.
  • Victorian Interpretation:  Daisies have many different meanings attached to them.  In the Victorian age, it meant innocence, purity, and loyal love.  It also means that you’ll keep someone’s secret.  You’re saying that “I vow never to tell anyone” - when you give someone a daisy.
  • Blossom Time:  Since there are many different varieties of daisies, blossom time depends on the species.  However, the most common season for daisies to bloom is from June to the first appearance of frost.
  • Superstitions:  Based on Scottish lore, daisies were referred to as gools.  For every farmer who owns a wheat field, they have an employee called the gool rider.  They had the task of removing the daisies from the fields.  For these farmers, if a big crop of daisies was found in your field, you had to pay a fine in the form of a castrated ram.
  • For the Celts, daisies were thought to be the spirits of children who died when they were born.  It’s God’s way of cheering them up when He created the daisies and sprinkled them on the earth.  This has a big connection to daisies symbolizing innocence. 
  • The Shape:  Daisies have the shape of a cartwheel or a star shining brightly.
  • Petals:  Always with a deviation of six, daisy petals can be as many as 54.  They’re elongated and have the appearance of folded lines running from the tip down to its base.
  • Numerology:  22 is the representation for the daisy in numerology.  This means leadership and large endeavors.
  • Color:  White is the color of innocence and purity.  Yellow is the color of cheerfulness.  Pink and red are colors of love.

Herbalism and Medicine:  

Although not really known as a medicinal plant, daisies are said to help heal cough, gout, rashes and wounds.

By Flo Saul
Aug 20, 2012