Reverence, purity, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, truth, glory, cleansing, healing, protection, humility, precision, innocence, youth, birth, winter, snow, good, marriage (Western cultures), cold, clinical, sterile, the full moon, healing, peace, spiritual strength, exorcism, consecration, meditation, divination.
Some Cultures :
Eastern cultures - mourning, death.
Japan - white carnations signify death.
United States - purity (used in weddings).
China- it symbolizes age, autumn, death, virginity and purity.