Carnations are known as 'The flower of January'! Each color of carnation has specific meaning. White symbolizes purity, yellow - disappointment, pink - mother’s love, red - true love while purple symbolizes capriciousness.
Historically, Carnations are known to have been used for the first time by Greeks and Romans in garlands.
According to a Christian legend, Carnations first appeared on earth as Jesus was carried on the Cross. Carnations sprang up from where the Virgin Mary's tears fell as she cried over her son's plight.
Carnation flowers have become symbolic of mother's love and also of Mother's Day.