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The Carnation, also known as Dianthus, are popular go-to bouquets because of their pretty petals and vibrant colours.

The history of Carnations dates back to when they got their scientific name Dianthus, from two Greek Words, dios (referring to the god Zeus) and anthos, meaning flower – given by Greek Botanist, Theopharastus.

Interesting Facts about Carnations

  • Carnations are native to Eurasia
  • Historically, ancient Greeks used these flowers as ceremonial crowns to adorn on the foreheads of rulers
  • Carnation blooms last long after they are cut
  • Green Carnations are gifted on St. Patrick’s Day
  • It is one of the world’s oldest cultivated flowers

 

 

Green Fingers

Growing Carnations easily and successfully starts right from the beginning. The seeds need to be planted in an area that gets a minimum of four to five hours of sun every day. They thrive in well-draining soil with good air circulation. If you are interested in finding out more, please click here.

Pet Friendliness

Unfortunately, Carnations are poisonous to fur babies. If it so happens that carnations do enter your home, make sure you keep them out of reach, in a terrarium or in a miniature greenhouse. Although the toxic variant is unknown, they can cause mild dermatitis (itchy, dry skin, or a rash on swollen, reddened skin) and demonstrate mild gastrointestinal signs.

 

References

Ingrini would like to give a big thank you to the following sources who provided very insightful information in order to write this post:

 

 

 

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