Pink Carnation 'Doris' - Carnations (or 'pinks') pink or red color symbolizes love, life. Carnations' color and spicy fragrance refers to the crucifixion, "love unto death." The name 'carnation' also suggests the Incarnation of Christ.
In Bizet's famous opera , set in Spain, the beautiful Carmen wore a bright red carnation in her hair. Carnations also happen to grow prolifically in Spain. Just the thought of filling our summer gardens with Dianthus brings music to our ears.