|Storage Temperature: 36 - 38 F
|Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
|Description: Multi-petaled, double blossoms
approximately 1 to 1&1/2 inches across on sprays of multi-branched stems and many
blossoms per spray.
|Colors: Wide range of colors, not limited to:
Pink, white, red, purple, yellow, and orange. Plus bi-colors and frosted varieties.
|Botanical Facts: The name is from the Greek words
(DI) Zeus and (ANTHOS) Flower
|Design Notes: The wide range of colors and the
versatility of the carnation makes it a popular flower in floral design.
Mini-carnations are a good filler flower, or for adding mass to an arrangement.
Small buds and blossoms are popular for wedding and corsage work.
|Purchasing Hints: Purchase flowers with tight
buds and one or two blossoms just open per stem. Avoid flowers that are shriveling
or showing brown tips on the petals.
|Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be
below the water line. Cut under water with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of
warm water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage
|Additional Notes: Mini-Carnations are very
sensitive to the effects of ethylene gas. Ethylene may cause shriveling or browning
of petal tips.