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The Best and Worst Flowers for Allergy Sufferers

Stuffy nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat…these are the tell-tale signs of allergies. Nobody enjoys an allergy attack, so we often try to avoid our common triggers. For some, triggers can include animals or dust, while others are allergic to flowers. However, not all flowers will cause the same allergic reaction. This means that you can still enjoy having flowers in your home even if you suffer from allergies. Read on to learn more.

Why do only some flowers affect allergy sufferers?

woman with allergies sneezing

Many of us believe that if we’re allergic to some flowers, we’re allergic to all flowers. But this actually isn’t the case. In fact, we’re not allergic to flowers at all, but the pollen that resides inside the flowers. Some flowers have a higher pollen count than others. The higher the pollen count, the more likely you’ll get an allergic reaction. As such, by getting flowers with a low pollen count, you can keep your allergies under control.

Allergy-Friendly Flowers

Even if you suffer from allergies, you can still have flowers in your home. All you need to do is get flowers with a low pollen count. Some of these flowers include the following:

  • Hydrangeas
  • Roses
  • Tulips
  • Lilies
  • Orchids
  • Hostas
  • Geraniums

Flowers to Avoid

If you stick with the list above, you should be able to keep your allergies under control while still decorating your home with flowers. However, it is also a good idea to know which flowers you should avoid placing in your home as well.

  • Daisies
  • Sunflowers
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Amaranths
  • Chamomile
  • Goldenrod

Dallas House of Flowers has plenty of allergy-friendly flowers for you to place in your home. Look through our website today to get started!