The Meaning of Flowers - Carnation

Posted by eFlorist on 20/09/17 13:15

Have you met our friend carnation? Discover the hidden story and meaning behind the carnation, a pretty bloom with ruffled petals that's perfect in any bouquet.

The carnation may have been your granny's favourite, but with new varieties and colours appearing every day they've never been more in style 😍

Available: all year round

Colours: a rainbow of colours!

Flower facts...

Carnations date back more than 2,000 years so there are a number of theories as to where their name originated... Some folk say their name comes from the Greek word "corone" (which translates as flower garlands) or "coronation" because they were placed in Greek ceremonial crowns. Whilst others insist their name comes from the Latin "carnis", meaning flesh, because of the flower's original pink colour…frankly, we prefer the former theory!

When it comes to its meaning, carnation is also said to express love, fascination and distinction. With each colour holding its own symbolism…

White = pure love and good luck

Light red = admiration

Dark red = deep love and affection

Purple = unpredictability

Pink = a symbol of a mother's undying love

So, next time you're looking for a bouquet to express you adoration, simply add carnations.

With love, eflorist x

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