Receiving flowers is always a mood uplifter but this act of showing appreciation can be tricky when it comes to your loved ones with pollen allergies. You do not want to be gifting them get well soon flowers that will only make them feel worse, but rather, beautiful blooms that will make their day yet keep their sneezy fits and itchy eyes away.
Thankfully, there is always the option of getting hypoallergenic flowers that produce less pollen or pollen that is sticky and too heavy to be dispersed by the wind. This means that less or no pollen will be released into the air and reduce the chances of an allergic reaction.
Here are some of the best hypoallergenic flowers to get, including a list of some blooms to avoid as they are high in pollen. Check them out below!
Best hypoallergenic flowers to get
Peonies are some of the most popular flowers thanks to their soft petals and plethora of gorgeous colours to choose from. They are so popular not without reason; the layered petals actually help to trap pollen and make it harder for pollen to be dispersed. Hence, a beautiful peony bouquet is a perfect choice for anybody with allergies.
Hydrangeas are also well-liked flowers, especially as bouquets for special occasions such as weddings and marriage proposals because of their large and round shape that helps to provide fullness. They are also available in a variety of colours and apart from being so versatile, hydrangeas produce very little pollen too and are great for allergy sufferers.
Thinking of getting a loved one some get well soon flowers? Roses may just be the ideal choice since they come in a wide array of colours to choose from. Consider going for brighter shades like yellow as they send the message of getting well soon. Plus, roses are almost allergy-free as they carry very minimal pollen.
Tulips do produce a fair amount of pollen but the interesting thing is that the pollen is too heavy to be dispersed into the wind and become airborne. Hence, you can rest assured that your loved ones with allergies will not have to take a whiff and be instantly attacked by the sneeze-inducing pollen.
Flowers that are high in pollen to avoid
1. Baby’s breath
Baby’s breath may look small and harmless but it packs a punch of pollen and should be avoided at all costs if your recipient suffers from allergies.
The sheer size of the centre disk of sunflowers is a clear indicator that these blooms are high in pollen which can be easily dispersed by the wind, making them some of the worst flowers for allergy sufferers.
Daisies are undoubtedly tame-looking but these blooms produce a lot of pollen that can be easily dispersed no thanks to their flat and unlayered petals. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid selecting daisies when sending get well soon flowers to loved ones who suffer from allergies to prevent doing more harm than good.
Although this list is non-exhaustive, a simple search online will help you to understand whether your chosen flower is hypoallergenic or not.
Here at Petite Fleur, an online florist in Singapore, we offer a wide range of bouquets containing the hypoallergenic flowers mentioned above that will instantly brighten your loved one’s day.
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