Meaning: Pride & Beauty
Buying & Caring:
- Buy carnations with closed buds which will open over the next few days after conditioning.
- When conditioning, be sure to cut above one of the nodes that runs up the flower’s stalk; this will allow the stem to more easily draw the water it needs.
- Carnations are especially sensitive to ethylene gas which causes flowers to deteriorate rapidly. Keep the blooms away from sources of this gas, which include ripening fruits like apples, pears and bananas.