Low-Allergen Flowers

Just because you have allergies doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beauty of flowers!

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Sending someone flowers is a wonderfully kind gesture…unless that person happens to suffer from plant allergies. Thankfully, certain plants and flowers are far more hypoallergenic than others! Here’s our list of beautiful blooms that are less likely to make you (or that special someone) reach for the tissues.

Azalea – These winsome blossoms come in a wide range of colours, from white to yellow, pink, red, and purple. Azaleas have pollen, of course, but it’s very sticky and not airborne. This is because azaleas depend on insects for pollination. These lovely plants can thrive both indoors and out.

Hydrangea – Everyone recognizes the full, pompom-shaped blossoms of a hydrangea. These plants are less allergenic because they have very sticky pollen which is unlikely to blow around. Hydrangeas are poisonous if eaten, though, so be sure to keep them away from small children and pets.

Tulip – Is there anything that announces the arrival of spring better than a bouquet of colourful tulips? These are some of the season’s first flowers, and they’re universally adored. Tulips are especially great for allergy sufferers because they tend to be very low in pollen.

Peony – Thanks to the many layers of petals, the peony’s pollen stays mostly trapped in the flower itself. Peonies are also elegant, delicate and guaranteed to brighten up someone’s day!

Rose – A rose bouquet is the surest way to tell someone how special they are to you. Look for roses with especially dense petals to make sure the pollen stays in the flower, and your true love will thank you for it!

Iris - Irises have deep, cup-shaped flowers that trap the grains of pollen inside. In order to pollinate an iris, a bee has to go into the flower itself, making this a super option for an allergic recipient.

As you can see, there are a plethora of floral options for the allergy sufferer in your life. If you need any advice or assistance creating your ultimate arrangement, don’t hesitate to contact us.