April showers bring two birth flowers! Much like gemstones and zodiac signs, your birth month is linked to a specific flower. Those who celebrate their special day this month can celebrate with not one but two gorgeous blooms: daisies and sweet peas. Here’s all you need to know about the birth flowers of April:
Meanings of Daisies and Sweet Peas
Known for their delicate white petals and bright golden yellow center, daisies symbolize innocence, purity, fertility and transformation. They further epitomize the childlike joy and playfulness that springtime breezes and blooms inspire. While the most common daisies are white, you can also find them in red, yellow and purple. A fun fact about this cheerful bloom: Daisy flowers open toward the sun during the day and close at night.
On the other side of the garden, sweet peas symbolize gratitude and pleasure. With their richly colored, delicate petals, these blissful blooms have an elegant aesthetic that pairs well with their sweet fragrance. Sweet peas grow in several shades, including purple, blue, red, pink, white and peach. Some cultivators even breed these blooms with multicolor swirls, stripes and streaks. However, the one color you’ll never see in a sweet pea is yellow.
Celebratory April Blooms
If you have friends or loved ones who celebrate a birthday in April, send them a gorgeous bouquet filled with their birth flower. Teleflora offers several daisy bouquets, all hand-delivered by a local florist. Our Kensington Gardens and Isn’t it Romantic bouquets include the elegant touch of sweet peas. If you’re unsure which birth flower they like more, you can choose from any of our bright, eye-catching birthday flowers. The thought will still count!
If your special someone has a big birthday this month, consider adding some diamonds to your gift. They’re the official April birthstone – and, of course, they signify eternal love and commitment.
Sweet Floral Decor
If you’re daisy-obsessed, consider using the cheerful flowers to decorate for your birthday month. Daisies are also a perfectly sweet flower for baby and toddler birthday celebrations. Check out this daisy-themed party inspiration from Martha Stewart to start planning the event. You can also create a gorgeous photo op with this do-it-yourself paper daisy backdrop tutorial from The House That Lars Built. Alternatively, you can decorate with a classic daisy chain. Simply thread the flowers together by their stems and you have a gorgeous garland. You can use the same method to make flower bracelets, necklaces and crowns, which is the perfect activity for a kid-friendly celebration.
Sweet peas create a more elegant, sophisticated finish. You can also arrange your sweet peas in a leaf-wrapped vase, perfect for a centerpiece that celebrates spring and April birthdays. If you’re a fan of baking, sweet peas are also a perfect flower for cake decorating.
If you’re celebrating a birthday in April, you share the month with some star characters: Marvin Gaye, Emma Watson, Queen Elizabeth II, Mandy Moore, Saoirse Ronan, David Letterman and Jack Nicholson. Here’s to a birthday celebration that’s as glamorous as the red carpet!