10 Best Cut Flowers For People With Hay Fever

Article published at: Aug 8, 2023
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What Flowers Should You Buy If You Suffer From Hay Fever?

We know that nothing brightens up a room or brings a smile to our faces quite like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. However, for those of us who battle the relentless sneezing, itching, and congestion that comes with hay fever, enjoying the wonders of nature can sometimes feel like a distant dream. But fear not, because we're here to share some blooming good news!

In this blog post, we're diving headfirst into the world of hypoallergenic cut flowers – a ray of sunshine for those of us who adore flowers but can't quite seem to get along with their pollen-packed counterparts. We'll be your trusty guide, presenting you with the top 10 best cut flowers that won't leave you reaching for the tissue box every five minutes.

Together, we'll explore these fantastic floral options, discuss their allergy-friendly qualities, and even roll up our sleeves for a little DIY flower arranging – because, hey, why should hay fever have all the fun?

 

Understanding Hypoallergenic Cut Flowers

Now, before we dive headlong into our flowery adventure, let's take a moment to demystify the concept of hypoallergenic cut flowers. Think of them as the floral superheroes – they come to the rescue when pollen-triggered sneezes threaten to steal our spotlight.

We're talking about those blossoms that won't send our immune systems into overdrive, letting us revel in the beauty of flowers without the worry of hay fever chaos. So, imagine strolling through a garden-like heaven in your own home, marvelling at the vibrant colours and delicate petals, all while giving your nose a much-needed break from the sniffles.

 

Flowers to avoid if you suffer from hay fever

Firstly, here are some flower types you should avoid if you suffer from hay fever..

Ambrosia

This common weed produces small, inconspicuous flowers that release large amounts of pollen, making it a major hay fever trigger.

Ambrosia yellow ragweed flower field

 

 

Chrysanthemums

These beautiful blooms, while popular in gardens and floral arrangements, can be problematic for hay fever sufferers due to their pollen.

Chrysanthemum purple flower

 

 

Daisies

Similar to chrysanthemums, daisies can release pollen that may trigger hay fever symptoms in sensitive individuals. 

White yellow daisy flower

 

 

Solidago

Often mistaken for ragweed, goldenrod has bright yellow flowers that produce pollen and can contribute to hay fever symptoms.

Yellow solidago flower 

 

 

Baby's Breath (Gypsophila)

A common filler flower in bouquets, baby's breath can release pollen and potentially worsen hay fever symptoms for some individuals. 

White baby's breath gypsophila wedding flower

 

 

Sunflowers

Despite their cheerful appearance, sunflowers can produce pollen that may trigger hay fever symptoms in susceptible individuals.

Wild yellow sunflowers field 

 

Lilies

While known for their elegance and fragrance, lilies can also release pollen that could potentially exacerbate hay fever symptoms.

White lily lilies with pollen

 

 

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Flowers that are safe for people with hay fever

Roses

With its velvety petals and enchanting aroma, the rose is a classic beauty that needs no introduction.

Pink roses - LOV Flowers 

Hypoallergenic Qualities:

Fear not, hay fever warriors, for roses take the crown for being pollen-light, making them a safe haven for allergy-prone flower enthusiasts.

Arranging and Caring Tips:

To arrange these lovely blooms, opt for single-petaled or lightly scented varieties. Trim the stems diagonally and change the water every few days to keep your roses looking fresh and allergy-friendly.

 

Hydrangeas

Bursting with bountiful clusters of petals, hydrangeas are a dreamy addition to any bouquet or arrangement.

Light pink hydrangea flower head - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

Hydrangeas are your go-to allergy-free zone, as their pollen is too heavy to become airborne and cause hay fever havoc.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

To keep these lovelies flourishing, cut their stems at an angle and place them in a vase with plenty of water. To extend their vase life, give the stem ends a fresh trim every few days.

 

Carnations

Carnations, with their ruffled petals and variety of hues, bring a touch of elegance to any arrangement.

Purple pink peach carnations - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

Rejoice, fellow hay fever champions, for carnations produce minimal pollen and won't send you on a sneezing spree.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

Snip the stem ends at a slant and change the water regularly to ensure your carnations stay vibrant and allergen-free.

 

Peonies

Peonies boast lush, layered petals and an intoxicating fragrance that can steal anyone's heart.

Sunset coral peonies - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

These blooms have limited pollen dispersal, making them a superb choice for those seeking allergen-free floral beauty.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

For best results, cut peony stems at a diagonal angle and place them in a vase with cool water. Removing excess foliage below the waterline can help keep the water clean and clear.

 

Snapdragon

Snapdragons display spiky, colourful blooms that add vertical interest and a playful touch to arrangements.

Light pink snapdragons - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

Snapdragons are low in pollen production, making them a smart pick for allergy-prone individuals.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

Trim snapdragon stems at a slant and place them in fresh water. Keep them in a cool spot to extend their longevity.

 

 

Clematis

Clematis vines produce an array of showy, star-shaped flowers in various shades, making them perfect for adding a whimsical touch.

Purple plum clematis flower - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

Clematis flowers have minimal pollen, allowing you to enjoy their enchanting beauty without hay fever worries.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

When arranging clematis, ensure the stems are submerged in water to prevent wilting. Display them in a vase with ample water to keep them looking their best.

 

Thistle

Thistle's spiky, distinctive appearance adds a touch of wild charm and texture to floral creations.

Blue thistle flowers - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

Thistle is a pollen-free option, ensuring that its unique beauty won't trigger hay fever symptoms.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

Trim thistle stems and place them in water to maintain their freshness. Thistle's rugged appearance pairs well with other hypoallergenic blooms.

 

Orchids

Orchids exude an air of sophistication with their exotic appearance and captivating presence.

White orchid flowers - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

Orchids are known for producing minimal pollen, making them a fabulous choice for those with hay fever.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

Place orchid stems in a container with water and ensure their roots are not submerged. Display them in a bright, indirect light to keep them thriving.

 

Gerbera

Gerberas showcase large, vibrant blooms that radiate cheerfulness and colour.

Light pink gerbera flower close up - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

Gerberas produce minimal pollen, making them a delightful option for allergy-sensitive flower enthusiasts.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

Cut gerbera stems at an angle and change the water frequently to keep them looking fresh and vibrant.

 

Marigolds

Marigolds offer a burst of vibrant colour and a distinct, earthy fragrance that can enliven any floral arrangement.

Orange marigold flower - LOV Flowers

Hypoallergenic Qualities: 

Marigolds produce minimal pollen, making them a safe and cheerful choice for individuals with hay fever.

Arranging and Caring Tips: 

Trim marigold stems at an angle and change the water regularly to ensure their longevity. Their bold hues can add a touch of warmth to your floral creations.

 

Tips for Managing Hay Fever While Enjoying Flowers

Ah, the sweet scent of flowers – it's a joy to the senses, but for those of us battling hay fever, it can sometimes be a sneeze-triggering challenge. Fear not, dear pollen-phobes, for we've got your back with a bouquet of savvy tips to keep your flower-filled world as allergy-friendly as possible.

First off, when it comes to flower placement, strategic positioning can make all the difference. Opt for indoor arrangements to minimise outdoor pollen invasion and ensure proper room ventilation to help disperse any allergens that might be present.

Next, regular flower maintenance is your secret weapon. A little extra care goes a long way – removing leaves and changing the water every few days can significantly reduce allergen exposure. A

nd for those days when your hay fever seems determined to stage a coup, antihistamines and other remedies can swoop in like allergy superheroes, providing that much-needed relief.

So, let's wave goodbye to sneezes and embrace a world where flower enjoyment and hay fever harmony coexist like the best of friends. Your nose will thank you, and your floral fantasies can bloom without the allergy-induced drama!

 

Conclusion

And there you have it – a fragrant journey through the world of hypoallergenic cut flowers that's left us with a bouquet of insights and inspiration. As we bid adieu to sneezes and embrace the beauty of blossoms, remember that hay fever doesn't have to stand between you and your floral fantasies. With our trusty guide by your side, you're armed with the knowledge to create stunning arrangements that won't trigger those dreaded allergy symptoms.

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