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Top 10 Allergy-Friendly Flowers

written by Thalia Basulto March 20, 2018

Flowers are strongly associated with this season and so are allergies. If you’re someone who suffers from allergies, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the list below. I think everyone should enjoy fresh flowers, which is why I decided to highlight 10 flower types that are suitable for allergy sufferers. With important life events and upcoming holidays, like Mother’s Day, it’s important to know which varieties you can send to someone who has allergies. Take a look at the flowers I’ve rounded up below and let us know in the comments, which is your favorite?

Carnations

You don’t have to worry about itchy eyes and a runny nose with carnations. These ruffled, ball-shaped blooms can easily add texture to any arrangement. We have both standard and spray varieties to choose from in an array of colors. My favorite is our dusty pink carnations (pictured above), which pairs beautifully with burgundy flowers.

Daffodils

Daffodils are a spring flower staple! These bright blooms may not be pollen-free but they’re considered “allergy-friendly.” Though daffodils produce less pollen than most, they are generally pollinated by insects rather than the wind. However, we don’t recommend handling the daffodils if you suffer from allergies. Our daffodils are offered in both standard and mini varieties.

Hyacinth

This spring flower has low levels of pollen but its fragrance has been known to cause some irritation, so keep that in mind. Hyacinth is a seasonal product available May through December. Its vase life is eight days with proper care. They look stunning on their own but also pair beautifully with other spring flowers like tulips!

Hydrangeas

If you’re looking for flowers that will add fullness, elegance and that are also pollen-free then hydrangeas are the flowers for you!  These large blooms come in a wide range of colors such as ivory, yellow, pink, blue and more. They’re also available year-round!

Orchids

Though Orchids are not pollen-free (they have sticky pollen), it’s very unlikely for the pollen to become airborne. Orchids are typically seen in tropical arrangements, however, they’re available year-round. They’re surprisingly a lot hardy than you think and easy to care for. I especially love our pink cymbidium orchids!

Peonies

Who doesn’t love peonies?! If you suffer from allergies, you don’t have to stay away from these oh-so-popular flowers! These fragrant blooms come in beautiful colors like blush, cream, white, pinks, and reds. Peonies are in season in April and through the months of May and June. (Thanks to our awesome partner farms, we’re able to offer peonies when they’re not in season. Check out the peonies on our site, which are organized by month!)

Roses

Speaking of popular, roses are another great option for those who suffer from allergies. These low-pollen flowers are long-lasting and come in a ton of colors. With a vase life of 5-8 days, you don’t have to worry about them lasting for your event. Roses are so universal and can be used in any season.

Snapdragons

Snapdragons are a great line flower that can add height and texture to arrangements. And yes, these are a low allergen flower. These are often used to create the structural framework of an arrangement and they are usually the focal point. Snapdragons have a vase life of 5 days if cared for properly. One of our most popular varieties is our Orange Sorbert Snapdragons.

Tulips

Tulips are another allergy-free option! Even though the spring season offers a larger selection, most tulips are available year-round. Standard tulips come in a wide range of colors and varieties too. Some of the other varieties include double tulips, French tulips, fringed tulips and parrot tulips. For a colorful mixture, take a look at our farm mixed tulips.

Irises

Just like tulips, irises are also suitable for allergy sufferers and they’re also springtime flower (we have this flower year-round). We offer irises in blue, light blue, white, yellow and bicolor white and yellow. With a vase life of 6 days, you’ll be able to enjoy them without reaching for the tissue!

If possible, we recommend doing a test run to make sure everything goes well. Especially, if this is for an important event such as a wedding.

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