Dark Tempo is a beautiful purple & pink standard carnation variety.Carnations is perfect for any floral arrangement, vase arrangement, and to add variety to any arrangement. Carnations are a very diverse flower allowing them to be used for all floral designs and floral arrangements.
There are several different kinds of Carnations, the three most common are the annual carnations, border carnations and perpetual-flowering carnations.
Carnations are also commonly referred to by their scientific name, “Dianthus”, the name given by the Greek botanist Theophrastus. Carnations got the name Dianthus from two Greek Words – “dios”, referring to the god Zeus, and “anthos”, meaning flower. Carnations are thus known as the “The Flowers of God”.
Carnations – Meanings
Another reason why carnations have become popular is because they come in numerous colors and each color of carnation has a different meaning. Some of these meanings are listed below.
Carnations What they Mean
Carnations in general Fascination, Woman’s Love
Pink Carnations Mother’s Love
Light red Carnations Admiration
Dark red Carnations Deep Love and a Woman’s Affection
White Carnations Pure Love and Good Luck
Striped Carnations Regret, Refusal
Green Carnations St. Patrick’s Day
Purple Carnations Capriciousness
Yellow Carnation Disappointment, Dejection
The single flowers of the Carnations species, Dianthus have 5 petals and vary from white to pink to purple in color. Border Carnation cultivars may have double flowers with as many as 40 petals.
When grown in gardens, Carnations grow to between 6 and 8.5 cm in diameter. Carnations are bisexual flowers and bloom simply in a forked cluster.
Types of Carnations
Carnation cultivars are mainly of three types:
Large flowered Carnations – one large flower per stem.
Spray Carnations (Mini Carnations) – with lots of smaller flowers.