Carnations were worn by the ancient Greeks in garlands, as a representation of health and power, and Romans offered them as tribute to the gods. The scientific name of carnation, dianthus, comes from the joining of two Latin words dios and anthos, thus being known as the flower of the gods, and its meaning is love, fascination and distinction. Red carnations transmit love and admiration and white ones - luck and sincere sympathy. Pink carnations in particular are a symbol of maternal love, being offered at Mother's Day to express respect and gratitude. As a sign of friendship and appreciation one can offer yellow carnations.
Carnations generally express love, fascination and distinction when offered in bouquets, or elegance, consideration and admiration when occurring in arrangements with other types of flowers. Carnation bouquets are appropriate in formal situations, often being given in academic situations to teachers, schoolgirls and female students with outstanding achievements. A flower arrangement of carnations can be a proper choice for a birthday or celebration, to show your appreciation and affection for the mother, colleague or friend. Carnation was used in ornaments since ancient times, gaining many meanings throughout history, and has appeared in many legends. Carnations symbolism varies depending on their color: the red transmit deep love, admiration and affection for the family, while pink and white carnations represent luck and purity.
Carnation’s scientific name comes from the Latin words dios and anthos meaning god and flower and the Romans used to wear them in garlands as a mark of distinction and health or offer them as tribute to the gods to get various favors or help them in agriculture. This plant prefers well-drained soils and needs a lot of light. In ideal conditions, the strain can grow up to 80 centimeters and the leaves are thin and long, with a greenish-blue hue. The flowers give off a pleasant aroma, slightly sweet, but odorless varieties can be grown specifically to be used for buttonholes. An arrangement of carnations placed in the living room or office can help relieve stress and relax. Because of the message of these flowers, bouquets of carnations can be ordered in any occasion, to congratulate a loved one or to show gratitude.