Carnations Care & Handling Guide
Carnations may appear to be dehydrated and thirsty upon arrival.
Carnations arrive in a tight bloom cut state. This appearance will change once they have hydrated. Cut stems 1 inch at a 45-degree angle and arrange them in a vase with the flower food. Place your arrangement in a cool room away from direct sunlight.
To prolong the life of your blooms, re-cut the stems, clean the vase and change the water every 3 days
- Stem length: carnation fancy: 20 – 24 in / 50 – 60 cm, carnation select: 24 – 27 in / 60 – 70 cm
- Bloom size: width 2 – 2.5 in / 5 - 6 cm
- Average vase life: approximately 7 to 10 days with proper care and handling,
- Season: year-round
- Special Notes: The carnations require some time to re-hydrate and open properly