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Carnation Flower Care Tips

   
     
Carnation Flower Care Tips .

Names:

Carnation Flower,

Dianthus.
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Varieties:

There are over 300 species of dianthus, and hundreds of varieties. The common florist carnations or English carnation is available in large single blooms and in a miniature or spray variety with five to six flowers per stem.
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Colors:

Available in an enormous array of shades and colors; some varieties are bicolored
or variegated. The most common colors are red, pink, white, and burgundy. Carnations are a popular flower to dye.
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Scent:

Some have a fresh clove scent.
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Freshness:

The flowers are about half open. The spray variety has a few flowers half to fully open, with the rest in bud.
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Vase Life:

10 days to 2 weeks, sometimes longer. Although this is a long-lasting flower, be careful when handling carnations, as their heads can pop off easily.
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Availability:

All year.
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Cost:

Inexpensive.
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Meaning:

A pink carnation flower is the symbol of mother's love and the emblem of Mother's Day. Other colors have their own meanings: Yellow is for disdain, purple for antipathy, striped for refusal. White is for pure and ardent love, while red means "Alas my poor heart."
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Arranging Tip:

Carnation flowers are inexpensive, very long-lasting flowers, so one would expect them to be a favorite. However, they are shunned by many as cheap and undesirable. Carnations can be manipulated to take on an elegant look by massing them together in a tight bunch, or adding them to simple greenery. They are also an inexpensive choice to fill in or to cover parts of arrangements.
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