Carnations Care & Handling Guide

Hot Pink Carnations

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

Carnations Care and Handling Guide


  • 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

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