Carnations: January Birthday Flowers

Carnations: January Birthday Flowers

 Are you or someone near and dear celebrating their birthdays at the start of a brand-new year? Send your favorite January celebrant a surprise birthday flower delivery featuring this month’s birth flower.


Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) are the primary birth flowers for January. The first of these frilly flowers arrived in the US in 1852 from France. Carnations usually bloom in late winter all the way to springtime and early summer. They are the official flowers for Mother’s Day celebration in May. 

Carnations Flower Meaning

Carnations make lovely additions to a mixed flower arrangement. You can mix and match them with the recipient’s other favorite type of flowers, too. Use this quick guide on carnations’ flower meaning to send a meaningful birthday bouquet to friends or family.

  • White Carnations wishes purity, good luck, and repentance.
  • Pink Carnations expresses affection and gratitude.
  • Red Carnations symbolize devotion, love, and loyalty.
  • Purple Carnations stand for capriciousness, although in France, it’s also traditionally used as a sympathy flower for friends who lost a loved one.
  • Yellow Carnations mean rejection and disappointment in some cultures but generally means friendship and happiness.


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Our exquisite signature arrangements make fitting birthday flowers available for same-day flower delivery. We also have charming gift items and luxurious gift boxes that can be personalized per request for a reasonable fee. Make your loved ones feel special with a stunning birthday bouquet featuring their favorite blooms.

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