The single flowers of the Carnations species, Dianthus caryophyllus have 5 petals and vary from white to pink to purple in color. Border Carnation cultivars may have double flowers with as many as 40 petals. Carnations are bisexual flowers and bloom simply or in a branched or forked cluster. The stamens on Carnations can occur in one or two whorls, in equal number or twice the number of the petals.
The Carnation leaves are narrow and stalk less and their color varies from green to grey-blue or purple. Carnations grow big, full blooms on strong, straight stems
Large flowered Carnations
Types of Carnations
- Large flowered Carnations – one large flower per stem.
- Spray Carnations (Mini Carnations) – with lots of smaller flowers.
- Dwarf flowered Carnations – several small flowers on one stem.