Pink Carnation 'Doris' - Carnations (or 'pinks') pink or red color symbolizes love, life. Carnations' color and spicy fragrance refers to the crucifixion, "love unto death." The name 'carnation' also suggests the Incarnation of Christ.
When separated from the base of the flower (which is bitter), Carnation petals can be brewed to make an excellent tea to reduce anxiety, agitation, stress and fatigue. Moreover, it also has a healing effect on the skin and can bring down swelling.
Antique Carnations come in unique, rich colors that are often more subdued than most. They are also cheaper than many other flowers, smell wonderful, and last a long time in case you want to bring them home or to a brunch the next day.