These originally pinkish-purple Flowers derive their origin from Eurasia and are most commonly cultivated in shades of Dark Red, Pink, Yellow and Purple. The name “Carnations” originate from the two Greek Words “Dios” (meaning Lord Zeus) and “Anthos” (meaning Flower).
The number and size of Carnations divide them into 3 varieties such as:
Large Blossom Carnations - 1 big Flower blossoms on each stem.
Dwarf Blossom Carnations - Innumerable tiny Flowers blossom on each stem.
Mini Carnations or Spray Carnations - Spiked inflorescence of multiple little Flowers.
Celebrated as “Flowers of God”, Carnation is trusted to be the earliest and most spiritual Flower on this earth, since it, in its pink shade, is considered to have taken birth from the tear-drops of Virgin Mary when she cried on Jesus’s crucifixion. Alongside of the Pink Carnation, which has turned into the timeless logo of the angelic love of a mother, other shades of this gracious Flower also contribute richly to the art of Floriography. Conventionally, Carnations epitomize the love-beats of a woman’s heart and obsession. Then come the White Carnations which denote divine love and exuberant greetings. The clear Red Carnations define the feeling of reverence for a person while the dark Red Carnations give the message of missing loved one. The flecked Carnations indicate the emotion of sorrow and the word of rejection, whereas the Yellow Carnations stand for the ardors of despair and melancholy. Exoticness is ascribed by the Carnations of color Purple.
Pink and Red Carnations are availed mostly for praising mothers on Mother’s Day, whereas White Carnations are used for transmitting heart-felt condolences to the family of a deceased one. For wishing the hearty message of ‘Happy Birthday’ Red Carnations are the right ones.