The Language of Flowers: The Meaning Behind Carnations

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What do the different colors of carnations mean?

The Language of Flowers: The Meaning Behind Carnations

Just as roses have many languages, carnations are second in line to expressing those things that are sometimes hard to say.

Pink Carnation: “I will never, ever forget you.”

Red Carnation: “My heart longs for you.”

Deep Red Carnation: “I don't know if my heart can take the pain.”

Purple Carnation: “I'm sorry I am so moody.”

Striped Carnation: “I just cannot be with you right now.”

White Carnation: “You are so sweet. Your innocence is refreshing.”

Yellow Carnation: “You are such a disappointment.”

   

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