Carnation flower facts you may not know

The carnation flower is one of the most popular and well-known blooms found in florists around the world. They are so popular that florists usually keep them in stock all year round. They are available in different colours and can be displayed alone or added to a mixed bouquet. They can be used as centre flowers in a bouquet or even as huge flowers in a larger bouquet. Carnations are one of the most versatile florist flowers, and they’re affordable too!

Widely cultivated

The carnation flower can be found anywhere and everywhere. This is why so many people don’t know that they actually originate from Eurasia. Once discovered, this flower became popular almost immediately. Due to this popularity, nations around the world began cultivating it on a large scale. Today there are more than three hundred different types of carnations!

Great choice for those with allergies

When you want to pamper someone with fresh flowers but you know they suffer from allergies, it’s good to remember that carnations are one of the best options. There are several types of carnations that produce only a small amount of pollen, and as long as you don’t hold the bouquet close to your nose,you won’t have to worry about allergic reactions. This makes the carnation flower perfect for those who are sensitive to pollen.

Celebrating mum

In various parts of the world the carnation flower is associated with the celebration of Mother’s Day. Years ago, the tradition of wearing carnations became a popular symbol to honour mothers. Pink carnations were used to honour living mothers, while white carnations were used to honour deceased mothers. Today we send Mother’s Day flowers, and many of the most popular Mother’s Day bouquets include carnations. Often paired with roses and lilies, these flowers are the ideal gift for mum.

The birth flower for January

Each month of the year is associated with a different fresh flower. The month of January is the month of the carnation flower. If you know someone who celebrates their birthday in the first month of the year, you can send them a meaningful birthday bouquet that includes carnations.

Various sizes

As mentioned above, there are hundreds of types of carnations available. They are available in various colours and sizes. Some are large, others are classified as dwarf carnations and there are also spray carnations. Fuller, larger carnations are often used as focal or mass flowers, while spray carnations are excellent as fillers. These smaller potted varieties make great houseplants.

Medicinal uses

The carnation flower is also known for their medicinal uses, such as relieving inflammation, skin irritation, rashes, stomach aches, fever, pain, and even stress. Although it is natural, it is always best to consult a doctor before starting any type of treatment.

As you can see, the carnation flower is as beautiful as it is versatile. It is also known to be one of the most affordable, yet longest-lasting blooms. Which means that they offer the most amazing value for money. Their ruffled petals will always add texture to any bouquet and they help keep costs down without making the arrangement look cheap.