Carnation

What is delicate, durable, and delightful all in one? The carnation , scientifically known as Dianthus caryophyllus, is a historically rich and meaningful flower choice.

10b Dianthus Tr.L.Pink Star

Carnations have a long and rich history. As they originally came from the Mediterranean, it is no surprise to find that the Romans used them to make head wreaths and compacted the flowers to make perfume. Bet you didn’t know that the word Dianthus means divine flower! It is derived from the Greek words Dios (God) and anthos (flower).

  •   Properties
    Scientific name
    Dianthus
    Family
    Caryophyllaceae
    Synonyms
    Carnation
    Origin
    Mediterranean
    Meaning
    Admiration, The love of a woman, Desire, Passion, Devotion, Longing, Dignity
    Shelf life
    Carnations will keep for 7 to 14 days, as long as they are fresh and have been cared for correctly
    Season
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                           
  •   Care tips florists
    • The best storage temperature is between 2 and 5°C Always use clean water.
    • Don’t let any leaves droop into the water.
    • Bear in mind that carnations are less sensitive to drying out than most cut flowers.
    • Keep the carnations out of direct sunlight and not too close to ripening fruit as the ethylene gas the fruit releases quickens the ageing process.
    • Keep the carnations out of direct sunlight and not too close to ripening fruit as the ethylene gas the fruit releases quickens the ageing process
  •   Care tips consumers
    • Caring for carnations at home is very simple.
    • Cut 3 to 5 cm off the stems at an angle.
    • Place the carnations in clean water and in a clean vase.
    • Carnations don’t need special cut flower feed, or even any sugar or 7-up in the vase.
    • Keep the carnations out of direct sunlight and not too close to ripening fruit as the ethylene gas the fruit releases quickens the ageing process.