The carnation’s scientific name, Dianthus, comes from a combination of two Latin words: “dios,” meaning gods, and “anthos,” meaning flower. Carnations are referred to as the flowers of the gods. All carnations symbolize love, affection and friendship.

  • Red: Deep Love and Admiration
  • White: Pure Love and Good Luck
  • Pink: A Mother’s Love

The Carnation flower was originally a wild plant in Europe and known to have been used for the first time by Greeks and Romans in garlands. Today, their popularity remains instilled in the flower world due to their spicy fragrance and life-span of 2-3 weeks and always play a wonderful part in any arrangement.