Carnations are one of the most popular cut flowers in the industry, and deservedly so. Available in almost every color imaginable and with a delicate sweet scent, their versatility and exceptional shelf-life makes them a staple of the florist’s selection. Strong, erect stems are easy to work with, and many bear multiple blooms. White, pink and pastel Carnations are an obvious choice for wedding flowers, bridal bouquets, button holes and floral arrangements, and, because they are edible, can even be used to decorate cakes. Red Carnations are popular for festive Christmas displays, and bright yellow and purple types are superb in colorful summer bouquets.