Flowers are a huge part of any event, from weddings and holiday parties to corporate events and decorating the home. But if you or a loved one has an allergy to flowers, those pretty little petals can look more like a death sentence.
Are There Flowers for People With Allergies?
Yes! Have no fear; if you’re allergic to flowers there are still plenty of options that will allow you to enjoy some lovely blooms without succumbing to an allergic reaction. First, you’ve got to understand a teeny bit about why flowers cause some to have allergic reactions.
One of the main reasons that people are allergic to flowers is that certain flowers and plants release their pollen into the air as part of the reproductive process. These plants are monoecious, meaning they are either male or female. Plants and flowers that are dioecious do not rely on the wind for pollination, so they make excellent options for allergy sufferers.
Below are several beautiful, hypoallergenic flowers for people with allergies. Mix them into bouquets, centrepieces, or single stem vases.
Roses are an excellent option of flower for people who have allergies, as they don’t produce much pollen. They come in plenty of colours and their flowering season is relatively long. Just watch out for those thorns!
There are some members of the lily family don’t produce pollen, so they can make a suitable choice for people with allergies. Lilies also come in a huge variety of colours and styles, making them a perfect addition to any allergy sufferer’s bouquet. Asiatic lilies can be found in reds, pinks, oranges, and mixed colour combinations. If you’re unsure, you can always give our team a call, or live chat with us on our website!
Hydrangea are renowned for their big, beautiful blooms that come in a range of colours, but did you know they’re great for people who have allergies? It’s true! Stock your garden, yard, and table centrepieces with hydrangea the next time you have guests with flower allergies.
Hostas make another great option for people with allergies. They come in a bunch of different colours ranging from gold to chartreuse, and since they don’t require much light or water they work well indoors or at the office.
Who said that bouquets have to be made of flowers anyway? Whether you’ve got an allergy to flowers, want to go “green,” or need something that’s truly one-of-a-kind, here are several non-flower options to try out:
- Berry bouquets – not only do berries offer gorgeous pops of colour, they will last forever and look great on their own or mixed with other flowers as a textural element. Gum nuts are a great type of berry to put into a bouquet.
- Brooches – almost anyone can make a brooch bouquet! Raid your local antique store for materials, try out crystals from the craft store, or use pearls to make an all-pearl bouquet for a twist on the traditional.
- Pinecones – pinecones can make the most adorable bouquets for a rustic wedding, or as a seasonal centrepiece. The best part? You can use pinecones that you found in your own yard.
We hope that you enjoyed our bouquet ideas for people who are allergic to flowers! Are you allergic to flowers and have a bouquet, plant, or flower to suggest? Let us know in the comments!