Today, carnations can be found in a variety of natural and genetically altered colors. They represent steadfastness, love, fascination and distinction, but some colors have thier own unique meanings.
White......Pure Love and Good Luck
Light shades of Red........Admiration
Dark Red......Deep Love and Affection.
This symbolism began in Christian mythology with the belief that the pink carnation first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears falling along the trek to Calvary with Jesus. Wherever her tears fell pink carnations sprouted to remind all of a mother's undying love. That's why pink carnations are given on Mother’s Day.
This fragrant flower is also the state flower of Ohio, the January birth flower, and the 1st wedding anniversary flower.
At A&J's Floral Boutique(R) single carnations ar 85 cents. Budvases begin at $6.95. and a beautiful dozen that are hand-tied or designed in a vase are $30.