All About Carnations

About Carnations

  • Carnations are known for their range of colors, styles, fragrance, and longevity.
  • The Carnation flower is delicate and fluffy with fringed petals.
  • There are 2 main types of Carnations, standard and spray (mini).

Florist Care Guide

  • To care for carnations, remove lower leaves of the stems. Cut off 1 inch of stem from the bottom.
  • Put Carnations in a clean vase or container with fresh water and flower food.
  • Do not put Carnations near fruit baskets, in full sunlight or near any heaters.

Tips and Tricks

  • When selecting Carnations, florsits should choose stems with closed blooms. For standard carnations they should show the full color in the blooom but for spray carnations they will only show a small amount of color on the lower buds.
  • When trimming or cutting, florists should always cut between the nodes on the stems.