Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Facts about Carnations

Carnations fall under the several species of flowers in the genus Dianthus that is actually a part of the Caryophyllaceous plant family. Their size varies depending on the variety that ranges from about 6 inches up to 3 feet tall. Carnations, the beautiful blossoms bloom in a multitude of colours such as red, white, yellow, pink, lavender and the less common multiple colours. These flowers are also dyed to offer an almost endless range of colours.

Carnations are popularly used in floral arrangements and for boutonnières. The clove-perfumed petals are used to flavour garnish salads, fruits and as a substitute for rose petals while making syrups. When using flowers as a condiment, the petals are generally removed from the calyx along with the bitter white base. Various essential oils are also produced from carnations and used in different soaps and perfumes. The truly fragrant carnation flowers are dried of and used in a wide number of cosmetic products. Carnations are indeed ideal in rock gardens, herb gardens and border plantings.

Whether you want carnations for gifting your loved ones or to decorate a lost one’s graveyard, checking out the well-known online florists is a wise option. Make your best purchase.


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