Spring is all around you and so is pollen

Spring is all around you and so is pollen

 

 

Can you have flowers inside when you or someone you cohabitate with has allergies to pollen?

Answer:  Yes, you can!

Allergies are associated with Springtime as much as flowers are.  But don’t let that stop you from having stunning arrangements in the house this spring! Here are flowers you can display confidently because they produce minimal pollen:

 

THE TOP HYPOALLERGENIC FLOWERS … you’ll be surprised how many there are!

  1. CARNATIONS

           These pretty blooms can easily add texture to any arrangement … or look stunning by themselves.There are standard and spray varieties to choose from in                       an array of colours.

  1. DAFFODILS

           Daffodils are not pollen free, but they’re considered hypoallergenic flowers (being pollinated by insects rather than the wind). It’s not recommended that you                       handle daffodils if you suffer from allergies.

 

  1. HYACINTH

          This spring flower has low levels of pollen but its fragrance has been known to cause some irritation.They look stunning on their own but look amazing with                        tulips.

  1. Hydrangeas

           I love these traditional blooms … especially pink, blue (and also come in ivory and yellow). They are pollen free.

  1. ORCHIDS

           Although orchids aren’t pollen free (they have sticky pollen) it’s unlikely for the pollen to become airborne.

  1. PEONIES

           We all love these! They’re called the ‘Queen of Flowers’, they’re fragrant and blossom in beautiful blush, cream, white, pinks, and reds.Peonies are in season                     in  Australia from mid-October until mid-December.

  1. ROSES

           Roses are also hypoallergenic.

  1. SNAPDRAGONS

           This low allergen flower is a great choice to add height and texture or as a focal point to your arrangements. They are a low allergen flower and have a vase                        life of 5 days if cared for lovingly.

  1. TULIPS

           Another allergy free option for sufferers.Many colours and varieties … including double tulips, French tulips, fringed tulips and parrot tulips.

  1. IRISES

           Just like tulips, Irises are also suitable for allergy sufferers and are a perfect springtime flower coming in blue, light blue, white, yellow.Their vase life is                               around 6 days.

  1. BEGONIAS

Begonias tend to shed little pollen and are considered safe for allergy sufferers.

  1. BOUGAINVILLEA
  2. CACTUS
  3. CAMELLIAS

Camellias have a fragrance as lovely as their flowers.You might suspect them of being allergy-inducing plants, but camellias are dioecious, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs … so their pollen does not have to travel far for pollination.

  1. GERANIUMS

Geraniums give off very little pollen.

  1. HIBISCUS

These flowers produce very heavy pollen which doesn’t become airborne.

IMPORTANT ADVICE: people with hay fever should be careful drinking hibiscus tea, which is made with the flowers and can still contain the pollen.

Watch out for these tho’ …

they are the worst for allergy sufferers

  1. The Aster or Daisy family … top of the allergen-heavy flower list
  2. Baby’s Breath
  3. Dahlia
  4. Gerber Daisy
  5. Chamomile
  6. Chrysanthemums
  7. Ragweed
  8. Sunflowers

To have you showcasing your flowers like are a professional, use these expert tips …

 

 

Remember to apply the uneven numbers rule in decorating  

Begin with your (odd number of) foliage positioning them in all directions.   

Their stems will anchor your arrangement.

Follow by inserting your tallest flowers and then continue adding more … while always moving around the vase to create balance. 

You’re amazing!

 

 

 

Posted by Gretchen

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