Pink flowers must be some of the most popular on planet - we have rounded up the most popular varieties of pink flowers.

Choosing The Best Pink Flowers for Your Lovely Garden

BIRTH MONTH FLOWER JANUARY Dianthus caryophyllus Also known as carnations. They express love, fascination and distinction. Pink carnations symbolise a mother’s undying love.

Dianthus Caryophyllus from the Gottorfer Codex, 17th century (Denmark).

Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection. White carnations represent pure love and good luck, while striped (variegated) carnations symbolise regret that a love cannot be shared.

Carnation

Dianthus caryophyllus Also known as carnations. They express love, fascination and distinction. Pink carnations symbolise a mother’s undying love.

Todays #FlowerOfTheWeek is the lovely Carnation.    The carnations technical name is the Dianthus caryophyllus.  They are usually sweetly scented and come in a ray of colours.   ww.flora-ley.co.za

Pink Carnation symbolises women's love and mother's love in the Victorian language of flowers.

White carnations...I would love this as a painting in my bedroom!

Antique Images: Vintage Flower Clip Art: White Carnation on Vintage Postcard

An otherworldly blossom - Dianthus caryophyllus 'Chomley Farran'

Dianthus ‘Chomley Farran' - A very rare variety that dates back to the and most varieties are now lost to cultivation.

Dianthus Caryophyllus - Summer Plant

Dianthus Caryophyllus - Summer Plant

Carnation is the month of January. Symbolism...Each color of a Carnation has a different meaning. Light red symbolizes admiration, while dark red symbolizes a deep love. White symbolizes both pure love and luck. Striped Carnations symbolize regret. Purple Carnations are said to indicate capriciousness. Green Carnations are used predominantly on St. Patrick's Day. Pink Carnations are said to be a symbol of a mother's undying love.

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.

Urszula Tekieli - Dianthus Caryophyllus

Urszula Tekieli - Dianthus Caryophyllus

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Stripes & Picotees' - Perennial & Biennial Seeds - Thompson & Morgan

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Stripes & Picotees' from Thompson & Morgan - experts in the garden since 1855

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Hans-Simon Holtzbecker - Dianthus Caryophyllus from “Gottorfer Codex” ( - these are the "pinks" the prince was transformed into - carnations

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