Allergy Friendly Flowers

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If you have been wanting to invest in flowers or plants to beautify your space, but are afraid of triggering terrible allergies, we have some good news. You can freely give the gift of flower arrangements and plants to those who are prone to allergies without worrying about their health. There are flowers and plants that are much more friendly to those who have allergic reactions to plant life than many others. You just need to know which ones to choose and which ones to steer away from.

 

Whether, it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or simply a celebration of love or friendship; flowers are still the ultimate gift of gratitude and appreciation. But what do you do when you already know that your gift recipient sneezes their nose off every time you walk by a park or through a farmer’s market?

 

There are some varieties of plant life that you can choose for allergy sufferers to enjoy. They will thank you again and again, for taking the time, to give flowers they can cherish and keep by their bedsides, without becoming ill.

 

Roses

Particularly purchased in the bud stage, give off very little fragrance, and can be enjoyed for their elegant beauty. By the time the rosebuds begin to open and become more fragrant; they can be passed on to another friend or family member.

 

Orchids

One of the most exotic flowers on the planet; orchids come in a myriad of colors and patterns and very rarely aggravate allergy symptoms. Orchids contain very little pollen, and they are also wonderful for special occasions.

 

Carnations and Mums

Both are extremely allergy-friendly because they have tons of petals; which usually means that there is a very small flower center, or no center at all, and no stamens. You can look for these characteristics in any flower, if you are unsure about what to purchase.

 

Iris and Asters

Both also have no stamen and are perfect for those whose allergic reactions are triggered by flowers.

 

Stay away from:

 

Daisies

Pussy Willow

Dusty Millers

Jasmine

And honeysuckle, to name a few.

 

One of the best reasons to purchase flowers and plants from a florist, is that you have the ability to ask questions of an expert. In supermarkets, there are often store employees around who may know very little about the product. So be safe, and ask your florist for his or her advice on making a purchase for yourself or someone else with allergies.