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The carnation, also known as dianthus caryophyllus, is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows up to a height of 80cm. The cut stalks typically range from 40cm to 50cm. It is one of the oldest cultivated flower with a history of up to 2000 years. The original colour of the carnation is a bright pinkish-purple but today many more colours have been developed; you can find the bloom in white, pink or red, and in recent years in more unusual hues like caramel, brown and apple-tea. Traditionally perceived as flowers suitable to communicate maternal love, the carnation is now increasingly used in premium all-occasion bouquets because of the new colours cultivated.

Product Details

Care Information

Carnations are hardy flowers that can last up to 2 weeks with the basic care of providing fresh water and snipping the ends of the stems daily.

Packaging Information

Single variety flowers come wrapped in brown paper with a water bag. This ensures sufficient hydration for the flowers so that they remain fresh between the time it is put together and when the recipient receives it.

Size Information

Here are the number of stalks you will find in each size:
Small — 8 stalks
Standard — 20 stalks
Large — 30 stalks

The carnation is a medium-stemmed to tall-stemmed variety, ideal for dining tables, entrance tables, console tables and bar top centrepieces.

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Delivery Information

Delivery/ Collection

These flowers are available for free next-day delivery. Place your order by 12pm the day before to have your bouquet ready for collection or delivery the next day.

Self-collection is currently unavailable.

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