Dianthus caryophyllus, carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 years. In the early part of the 20th century, carnations became the official flower of Mother’s Day in addition finding particular significance in many other cultures worldwide.
To this day, carnations remain a favorite flower choice for many different occasions. They are immediately recognizable flowers, and they possess a charm and allure that continues to captivate people around the globe. In fact, in many parts of the world, the popularity of carnations surpasses that of any other flower including roses.
Standard Colors are Red, White and Pink. All other colors ( yellow, orange, peach, green, purples, earth tones and bi-colors are considered "Novelties". Assorted boxes should contain a well balanced color mix (see Grower Info).
Select Grade , 75 cm+ , 25 stem bunch.
Fancy Grade , 55 to 65cm , 25 stem bunch.
Standard Grade , 45 to 55 cm , 25 stem bunch.
Bunches should be plastic sleeved.
Carnations are usually shipped as either cut stage U.S ( very open) , European ( tighter cut) and Japanese ( very tight cut) .