Carnations are a popular and long-lasting flower, available in numerous colours and sizes. Their scientific name ‘Dianthus’ is derived from two Greek words – ‘dios’, referring to the god Zeus, and ‘anthos’, meaning flower. Carnations are thus commonly referred to as ‘The Flowers of God’!
The Carnation is the floral symbol of distinction and love. They are the second most popular cut flower in the world (after Roses) and are also the birth flower for the month of January. The different colours of Carnations symbolise many different meanings, including White Carnations which symbolise luck and purity, as well as Pink Carnations which embody love and gratitude.