Flowers For Mothers Day
The good news is that there are some hypoallergenic flowers out there, or at least blooms that don’t exacerbate allergic reactions to the same degree as their more disruptive counterparts.
So if you are hoping to send Mothers Day flowers but allergies are a concern, the following varieties will work wonders.
Timeless and classy, orchids are not just good-looking and well suited to gifting, but also appropriate for people who aren’t a fan of pollen.
This is thanks to the way that the pollen which orchids contain is distributed. Rather than being airborne, these tiny particles are instead intended to rub off on insects that land on the flowers. So as long as you don’t literally shove your face into them, orchids won’t cause a flare-up.
While they might be associated with romance, roses are also a much-loved flower and one which moms will welcome if they receive a bouquet on Mother’s Day.
Furthermore, they follow in the footsteps of orchids by having heavier pollen which should stay put if left undisturbed. There is also plenty of choice when it comes to color combos, so roses can also make for eye-catching arrangements that are totally bespoke.
We may think of cacti as spiky and dry, but many species are actually flowering plants, and they are definitely the most durable Mother’s Day gift you can give.
As you might expect, pollen is a negligible issue if you buy a cactus as a present for your mom. Symptoms of pollen allergies like itchiness around the eyes, a tickly cough and a runny nose should therefore be avoided. However if you do want to counteract these side effects, oregano oil could be the answer.
With availability throughout most of the year, and a cavalcade of colors to consider, tulips are a popular gifting flower for good reason.
While they do rely on pollen to help perpetuate the species, tulips produce very little of this. Thus you don’t have to make compromises when picking low-allergy flowers for your mom.
Beautiful to behold and just as diverse in terms of hues as some of the flowers mentioned so far, snapdragons are always a hit with moms, or indeed anyone with an eye for aesthetics.
The way they have evolved ensures that pollen should not seep from them into the atmosphere, so they can be kept indoors with ease.
Frilly, fancy and originating in South America but now available worldwide, petunias are pretty as a picture and are often potted so that they can be grown over longer periods.
Of course you can keep them indoors, so long as they get plenty of sunlight and are watered at regular intervals, which is why they are good for gifting.
The pollen distribution from these flowers is at the lower end of the spectrum, so those with sensitivities won’t have their day spoiled if they come in contact with them.
Of course if there is any doubt, ask your mom about which flowers trigger their allergies before you make a commitment, and try to remember this to guide your future purchases.