It can be all too frustrating when beautiful flowers make you sneeze and wheeze. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, you will experience these symptoms in addition to nasal congestion, a runny nose, watery eyes and an itchy throat and eyes. Charming, isn’t it? But, dear allergy sufferers, there is hope. We know you’d like to enjoy flowers, in and outside of your home, and fortunately there are some varieties that are better-tolerated by allergy sufferers. Drop hints to your sweetie about these pretty petals, and you won’t have to enjoy your bouquet from afar. Here are a few of the best flowers for allergy sufferers:
Say it with Spikes
Who says that flowers have to be all fluffy all the time? Flowering cacti or other succulents are perfect for people afraid of pollen. They may not bloom frequently, but when it happens it will be a big event. And who doesn’t like a flowery surprise? For the rest of the time, cacti are extremely low-maintenance plants, so don’t be hesitant to gift one to someone who lacks a green thumb.
Get creative with the flowers you bring into your home or gift your allergic loved one, and think of more unusual blooms. For instance, pansies are good flowers to gift allergy-sufferers, in addition to hydrangeas, tulips, orchids, and hyacinths. All of these attractive flowers look unique and will keep running noses and eyes dry. It might take a little bit longer to find the perfect flowers for you allergy sufferer, but they will not be disappointed to a bouquet full of these blooms.
Show You Care with Roses
The most classic of flowers is the humble and elegant rose. But believe it or not, roses should not trigger an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals. Of course, there are always exceptions to any rule, but a rose bouquet is generally considered to be safe. Those who have to handle these blossoms on a regular basis and suffer from allergies may not be symptom-free, but if you want to send your sweetie a bouquet of roses in any color, you should be in the clear.
Now, breathe a pollen-free sigh of relief. Not all flowers are forbidden. Just be a little creative and a little careful with the bouquets you bring into your home and you can enjoy flowers as much as those who don’t suffer from allergies.