Scientific name: Dianthus caryophyllus
Origin: Southern Europe to India.
Growing Environment: Carnations need full sunlight 4-5 hours per day but require little labor and can even be grown at home in gardens and containers.
Size: Full size carnations grow up to 3 inches in diameter.
Composition: Single large flower on each stem. Many ruffled petals.
Vase Life: 2-3 weeks
Health Benefits: Stress relief, Skin conditioner (oils & cosmetics), calming and soothing scent.
Edible?: Yes - Can be brewed into teas. Used in ancient China to reduce stress.
There are over 300 species of carnations.
Carnations are known as a symbol of a Mother’s love and are popular for Mother’s Day.