Carnations: Flower of the Gods - WF&S

Feb 26, 2021


Welcome to Barbaras Flowers Day, your one-stop destination for the finest selection of flowers. In this article, we will dive deep into the world of carnations, also known as the 'Flower of the Gods'. Discover the rich history, symbolism, and stunning variety of carnations available in our eCommerce & Shopping - Flower shops.

The Fascinating History of Carnations

Carnations have captivated humanity for centuries with their enchanting beauty and delicate fragrance. These flowers have a rich history deeply intertwined with various mythologies and cultural traditions. The name 'carnation' itself is believed to come from the Latin word 'carnis,' meaning flesh, referencing the flower's original pink hue.

Symbolism and Meaning

With their elegant petals and diverse colors, carnations carry different symbolism and meanings. Traditionally, pink carnations represent love and gratitude, making them a popular choice for Mother's Day. White carnations symbolize purity and innocence, while red carnations symbolize deep love and admiration.

Types of Carnations

Carnations come in a wide array of varieties, each unique in its appearance and characteristics. Here are some popular types of carnations available at Barbaras Flowers Day:

Standard Carnations

Standard carnations are recognized for their large, ruffled blooms and extended vase life. These classic carnations are perfect for arrangements and add a touch of elegance to any floral design.

Spray Carnations

Spray carnations, also known as mini carnations, produce multiple blooms per stem. They come in a range of colors and make charming additions to bouquets and floral decorations.

Dwarf Carnations

Dwarf carnations, as the name suggests, are petite in size compared to other varieties. They are ideal for smaller arrangements, boutonnieres, or as accent flowers in various floral creations.

Green Carnations

Green carnations offer a unique twist with their vibrant green petals. They symbolize good luck and are often associated with St. Patrick's Day or other festive occasions.

Carnation Arrangements

At Barbaras Flowers Day, we offer a wide range of carnation arrangements to suit every occasion and taste. Choose from our collection of handcrafted bouquets, flower baskets, or floral centerpieces designed with the utmost care and precision.

Caring for Carnations

To ensure the longevity of your carnation flowers, follow these simple care tips:

  • Trim the stems at an angle before placing them in water.
  • Change the water every two days to keep it fresh.
  • Keep carnations away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
  • Remove any wilted or yellowing petals to maintain the appearance of the arrangement.

Order Carnations at Barbaras Flowers Day

With Barbaras Flowers Day, you can easily order beautiful carnations online and have them delivered to your doorstep. Choose from our carefully curated selection, customize your arrangement, and surprise your loved ones with a thoughtful gift.


Carnations have rightfully earned their status as the 'Flower of the Gods,' thanks to their captivating beauty and esteemed symbolism. Explore the wide variety of carnation flowers available at Barbaras Flowers Day, and let their timeless charm and grace enhance any special moment in your life.