Carnation represents pride, beauty, admiration and gratitude, the carnation’s multilayered, feathery soft petals conceal a hardy core – an appropriate paradox for this first-month-of-the-year flower. Originally from Asia, where they’ve been cultivated for the last 2,000 years, today this winter birth flower is a richly colorful and fragrant gem.
For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction, though there are many variations dependent on colour:
Light red carnations represent admiration
Dark red denote deep love and affection
White carnations indicate pure love and good luck
Striped symbolise a regret that a love cannot be shared.