The colorful and cheerful daisy symbolizes innocence, simplicity, and joy. Native to Africa, the gerbera daisy has become world famous as the flower’s quality and colors have continued to expand. Today, it is one of the five most popular flowers in the world.
In Norse mythology, the daisy is the sacred flower of Freyja (the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility), and has become a symbol of motherhood, childbirth, and new beginnings. And in Roman myth, the Latin word for daisy, bellis, is derived from the nymph Belides, who turned herself into a daisy to escape unwanted attention—giving the flower the additional meanings of innocence and modesty.
Gift the daisy to celebrate April birthdays and attributes of happiness, positivity, affection, and fidelity. Daisies are also commonly given to new mothers to wish them well in their new season of life. When exchanged between friends, the daisy emphasizes loyalty, trust, and keeping secrets.