Purple Carnation by Rafael Salazar
Artist from Colombia
Copyright 2014 - All rights reserved by the Author.
Abstract art by definition uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.
Dianthus caryophyllus, carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 years.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 80 cm tall. The leaves are glaucous greyish green to blue-green, slender, up to 15 cm long. The flowers are produced singly or up to five together in a cyme; they are 3–5 cm diameter, and sweetly scented; the original natural flower colour is bright pinkish-purple, but cultivars of other colours, including red, white, yellow and green, have been developed
Some fragrance-less carnation cultivars are often used as boutonnieres for men.