Breens Florist

Breens Florist

Posted by Breens Florist on January 8, 2016 | Last Updated: June 9, 2021 Blog

The Birth Flower for January is the Carnation

carnationsThe birth flower for the month of January is the carnation. Its nickname is the “carn.” They are indigenous to Europe and Asia where they have been cultivated for over two centuries. Now they are grown in many parts of the world. You’ll find a generous selection of floral designs at Breen’s Florist and our staff is always eager to help you choose or create an arrangement using carnations for the January birthday of a special person in your life.


Carnations are known by the scientific name of Dianthus caryophyllus. Dianthus is Greek for “flowers of the Gods.” Before it was widely cultivated to the point of creating more species and hybrids, the flowers were originally pink. That accounts for the meaning of the common name — flesh-toned.


There are roughly 300 species of carnations and 100s of hybrids. They emit a spicy scent, and that led to references to carnations as either Clove Pink or Gillyflower.


Carnations are sold in a range of colors, including pink, purple, red, white, and even bicolored striped varieties.

  • Red signifies passionate love.
  • Yellow is a sign of rejection or disdain.
  • White symbolizes innocence and steadfastness
  • Purple is associated with whimsy and capriciousness
  • Striped carnations suggest a feeling of regret over unrequited love.

Our Birthday Bouquet is consists of orange roses, fuchsia spray roses, purple carnations, and green button poms. They’re artfully arranged in a light green square ceramic vases. The arrangement is pulled together with designer ribbon in coordinating lime green.


If you want to give someone a gift that isn’t necessarily connected with romantic or emotional sentiments, then our Orange Escape Bouquet is what you want. This arrangement is filled with roses, spray roses, Gerbera daisies, carnations, and alstroemeria in different shades of orange. Green button poms and assorted greenery give this arrangement a sunny and festive look.


If you want to declare your love as you give someone flowers for their January birthday, you’ll be shouting it from the figurative mountaintop when you send our Love is Grand Bouquet. Dark red roses go beautifully with hot pink spray roses, pink and pink miniature carnations. The flowers are neatly arranged in a clear glass vase.


If you need to buy gifts for people whose birthday falls in January, be sure to check out our arrangements using carnations. You can also contact us to have us customize an arrangement for the special person or people in your life.