I thought a mixed bouquet of carnations, your birth flower, would be a fitting gift! Carnations may look fragile because of their delicate ruffled petals and long, slender stems, but they are surprisingly sturdy and long lasting. The flowers vary in shades of pinks, reds, yellows, purples, white and even striped petals. They are also fragrant, possessing a slightly sweet, spicy scent comparable to cloves. The color of a carnation also has a special significance.
red signifying love
white representing devotion
pink ... symbol of motherly love and widely used in Mother's Day flower arrangements
Be wary. Purple signifies a fickle or temperamental mood
Yellow, sadly, implies disappointment and rejection
and a striped carnation? Again, rejection or even regret.
Whatever their color or significance, Carnations are the flowers that celebrate the birth of January's child.