It is a fact that many flowers, especially those that are pollinated by the wind, can cause problems for allergy sufferers.
However, some flowers are much less likely to trigger allergic reactions than the others. This is mainly because the former often do not have pollens that are dispersed by wind and therefore seldom affect people with pollen allergy. Save the list below as; it might come in handy whenever you’re thinking of sending flowers to your loved ones.
What Is Pollen Allergy?
Pollen allergy is simply an allergic reaction caused by pollen grains.
Pollen is a fine, powdery substance produced by trees, flowers, grasses, and weeds to fertilize other plants of the same species. Allergy is a condition in which the immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance.
Pollen allergy happens when the immune system identifies harmless pollen as a dangerous intruder and produces chemicals to fight against the pollen.
Such allergic reaction could lead to unpleasant symptoms which include sneezing, stuffy nose, and watery eyes.
So, what are some of the flowers people with pollen allergy can have around?
Tulips are least likely to trigger allergies. Tulip's low pollen count makes them a great addition to your garden or vase. Each Tulip bulb contains little pollen so bringing them indoors is not likely to cause itchy eyes and runny nose.
Roses are surprisingly allergy-friendly flowers despite their fame as one of the most fragrant flowers. However, roses have low pollen count. As such, a beautiful bouquet of roses is unlikely to cause any allergic reaction.
Carnations are one of the most common flowers used for different purposes because they're affordable yet stunning.
They do more than just look stunning — they also help to add layers to texture and volume to smaller arrangements. Furthermore, they have minimal pollens with a light scent.
Peonies are all the rage! We just can't get enough of the beautiful pink tones of peonies, and we know that the influencers and trendsetters in your life will undoubtedly agree. However, the good news is that they're also a perfect option to send to people who deal with allergies.
Even though Orchids contain some amounts of sticky pollen, they still count as allergy-friendly because their pollen hardly becomes airborne.
Daffodils aren't pollen-free but are considered hypoallergenic flowers. Although Daffodils produce less pollen compared to other flowers, they are also pollinated by insects, and not by the wind.
Pansies are a great addition to your garden because they come in different colours. Even though they create pollen, it’s sticky — as a result, the wind can’t spread it.
Begonias are available in a wide range of shade-loving varieties. They are available with ruffled petals, and some grow up to two feet high, and available in different colours. Whatever the type of Begonia you choose, you can relax because they shade minimal pollen.
Azaleas rarely release their pollens into the wind. They are dependent on insects for pollination. Even though they are not allergens, all parts of Azaleas are poisonous to humans. Therefore, it wouldn't be wise to sniff an Azalea flower too closely.
These flowers are as beautiful as their scent. On looking at it, you might think they're allergy-inducing plants, but Camellias are dioecious flowers. It means that they have both male and female reproductive organs on the same flower. Therefore, their pollen doesn't have to travel for pollination.
The above are some of the choices for you if allergic reaction is a concern. Do you live in the Klang Valley? If you do,
we advise you to consult a florist in Kuala Lumpur when you are looking for an arrangement or a flower delivery in PJ for an allergy sufferer.
Florists can help you steer away from flowers that are notorious for causing allergies like chrysanthemums, daisies, chamomile, and sunflowers. For more information, feel free to get in touch with our friendly florist in Kuala Lumpur and PJ.