Meaning daisy

Meaning daisy

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Meaning daisy

He loves me he loves me not, how many times have we made this love game by gently tearing the petals of the daisy that will always remain one of the most delicate, simple and beautiful flowers that nature offers us.


The full name of the daisy is Chrysanthemum leucanthemum flower easy to find, in fact it is found in most gardens and meadows since it grows spontaneously.
The daisy has a very ancient history, it is native to Asian countries in particular it grew in the high floors of Tibet. Many traditions and legends have sprung up around this flower. In the Middle Ages women used this flower to declare their love and as a symbol of good omen for the return from war it was customary to tie two daisies on the shield of the beloved. If instead they were worn on the head it indicated that the courtship was not welcome, if they were given as gifts it was instead a symbol of reflection. The bridesmaids who received them could think of the amorous proposal of their knight. Over the years the daisy has taken on a meaning against misfortune and the evil eye, in fact according to what historians have discovered, in ancient Rome it was customary to plant daisy plants outside the homes with the good luck for luck.
As a symbol of luck and prosperity, the daisy has always had a positive value in the language of flowers.


The daisy is an annual herbaceous plant that grows spontaneously in many European countries, belongs to the asteraceae family, and is also used in the phytotherapeutic and homeopathic field. It is counted among the dicotyledons because the seeds contain two leaflets within it. It is a plant not excessively high, in fact it reaches ninety centimeters in height, with a straight, wrinkled stem, with basal leaves, it resembles the shape of a spear and presents unique flowers, flower heads with white petals and in the center a pistil of a bright yellow and intense. The flowering period is generally in spring, in fact the flowering of the daisies indicates the beginning of the spring season. These plants do not fear the cold, in fact they can also be cultivated in the winter periods as long as there are some hours of sunshine during the day. The daisies if cultivated as ornamental plants must be watered very frequently, taking care that the soil is always moist,
Due to its ease of cultivation it adapts both to the soil and to the pot, and must be exposed to the sun. The most common daisy is the white one but there are also other more rare and valuable ones in red and yellow.


The daisy in the language of flowers indicates purity, goodness of soul, innocence, candor, freshness, lightness, spontaneity, all beautiful and highly sought after qualities in a woman. In the language of flowers, giving daisies is therefore a great compliment.
In many cultures, the daisy represents purity par excellence, where purity means that of the body, spirit and mind.
The positive meaning of the daisy was also facilitated by the Christian religion, in fact many sacred paintings of Christ and Saints were represented in fields and landscapes depicting large expanses of daisies. Precisely because of its Christian imprint, the daisy gave its name to a Saint, in fact some legends tell that a young woman died a martyr under the reign of Emperor Diocletian, and it is said that she died clutching a daisy flower in her hands given to him by a young man touched before going to the gallows to be beheaded. This young believer by the religious tradition took the name of Margherita. Today the Saint's name is celebrated on February 22nd.
Another meaning of the daisy, widespread throughout the world, is to celebrate the birth of a child, in fact it is customary to give away daisy flowers to new brides to wish a prompt and healthy pregnancy.
In Anglo-Saxon countries, it is customary to give a daisy when you want to confide a secret, in fact if the daisy passes from one person to another it means that the secret has been revealed and there has been the so-called word of mouth. Some urban legends affirm that the daisy has a prophetic faculty, in fact the lovers leaf through the petals of the daisy to know if their love is reciprocated. In the popular tradition, in the songs and in the movies the daisies are always used to discover the feelings of one's lover, with the fateful phrase "he loves me he loves me".
The daisy also has an important role in the interpretation of dreams. It represents the same feelings and emotions indicated in the language of flowers. Who dreams of it is a shy and introverted person who needs to interact more with others. The flower thus becomes the symbol of change and the opening of one's feelings.