The carnation is a popular flower that has a history dating back over 2000 years! They are the birth flower of January and the official flower of Mother's Day. Carnations are a favourite flower for many as they are inexpensive, long-lasting and come in an array of colours. Burgundy carnations, similar to dark red, express the intense feelings of love and affection. To show how much you love your sweetheart, give a carnation of a darker shade of red on Valentine’s Day or for an anniversary!