Carnations That Look Like Garden Roses!

So one of the coolest things to come out of the flower arranging party we had last weekend was that I ordered and fell in love with a type of light peach carnation that I’ve actually never seen at the flower market before.   They’re priced just like regular old carnations, but with the super soft color, and ruffly texture, I really think they look like garden roses when massed together.

Carnations have been staging a comeback lately, (see the Wall Street Journal article here for the official word!) and these more than any color I think look truly classy in a mono-botanical arrangement.

This is a mini bouquet of 12 peach carnations, in a $1 4″ glass cylinder from Dollar Tree, covered in a few cents worth of flocked white wallpaper.  The total cost (I’m using .50 per stem as the carnation price- available through Costco) of these arrangements would be less than $8.  They’re super easy to make, and will last for a couple of weeks.  This one is a perfect size for a side table at home, a cocktail table at a party, or even a small centerpiece (they’d also look great in a group of 2 or 3 clustered on a round table as a centerpiece).

I think they’re a real find and plan to work with them more in the future!

Enjoy some terribly similar photos of these lovely carnations ; )

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peach carnations garden roses diy wedding centerpiece bouquet peonies inexpensive

 

peach carnations garden roses diy wedding centerpiece bouquet peonies inexpensive

 

peach carnations garden roses diy wedding centerpiece bouquet peonies inexpensive

 

peach carnations garden roses diy wedding centerpiece bouquet peonies inexpensive

peach carnations garden roses diy wedding centerpiece bouquet peonies inexpensive

 

 

May 11, 2011 - 9:33 am

botanical brouhaha - Love the color! Reminds we of ‘Sahara’ roses…one of my favorites!

October 31, 2011 - 6:17 pm

Stephanie - Hello!! Where in the world did you find this color carnation? I looked at Costco and they only have regular peach. Also, how far in advance would you suggest making these? I have a “destination” wedding that is approx. 2 1/12 hours away. Thanks!!

October 31, 2011 - 6:21 pm

Kate - Hi Stephanie, the variety is called “Lizzy”. I don’t think they’re that common – my wholesaler doesn’t regularly stock them and my salesperson said she had never seen them in person before I ordered them. I got them through Mayesh, but just did a search and also see them on Wholeblossoms (i’m not sure whether you have a wholesale account, Mayesh is to the trade only except for at their downtown flower mart location). http://www.wholeblossoms.com/flowers/peach-carnation-standard-lizzy-795.html Carnations last a really long time – you could make these days before the event and they’d be fine (or they’d be pretty easy to make on site if transporting them all assembled is a pain)

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