Macro shot of a garden carnation ‘Garden Spice Pink Bicolor’
(Dianthus caryophyllus) ~ 243 views
Head of Muir, Scotland, summer 2011
For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction, though there are many variations dependent on colour.
Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection.
White carnations represent pure love and good luck, while striped (variegated) carnations symbolise regret that a love cannot be shared.
Purple carnations indicate capriciousness. In France, it is a traditional funeral flower, given in condolence for the death of a loved one.
Pink carnations have the most symbolic and historical significance, they are the symbol of a mother’s undying love.