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The Carnation, it is one of the most versatile flowers out there used in a variety of different bouquets. Historically, this flower is rooted in more meaning representing distinction, love and affection. In ancient Rome, it was actually called Jove’s flower and used in art & decoration. Today we used it in varies arrangements as its a versatile perennial plant, that doesn’t need to be replanted each year. It comes in a wide range of colors, red, yellow, white, purple and even green, and almost every color carries a unique and rich symbolism.
With a history dating back more than 2000 years, it is not surprising that carnations have a rich symbolism and mythology. Carnation flower’s Latin name is Dianthus. This name was derived from two Latin words and those are dios and anthos. In translation, these two words mean god and flower so combining them we get the name “flower of the Gods”. In ancient Greece and Rome, carnation was used in art and decoration. Christians believe that the first carnation was on earth when the Virgin cried for Jesus Christ while carrying his cross. At the beginning of the 20th century, the carnation became the official flower for the Eighth of March, and Mother’s Day. Today it has special significance in many cultures around the world. Carnation is the national flower of Spain, Monaco and Slovenia.
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