To this day, carnations remain a favorite flower choice for many different occasions. One of the world’s oldest cultivated flower, the carnation is appreciated for its ruffled appearance, clove-like scent, and extended blooming period. With meanings to include fascination, distinction, and love. Like many other flowers, different messages can also be expressed with the flower’s different color varieties. Light red carnations, to convey admiration, whereas the dark red version expresses deeper sentiments of love and affection. White carnations are associated with purity and luck, and pink carnations are often given as a sign of gratitude.