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10 best hypoallergenic flowers for your garden

Proper selection of flowers in an allergy-friendly garden allows you to minimize the allergy symptoms in the environment. Check out the best 10 hypoallergenic flowers.

10 best hypoallergenic flowers for your garden

Tips for choosing best hypoallergenic flowers for your garden

The garden for allergy sufferers should primarily contain dioecious plants, but only female specimens that do not produce pollen. Trees and shrubs, whose pollen is heavy and quickly falls to the soil, are also among the less allergenic plants. Flower structure is also important. Closed-flower species or most species of the Lamiaceae family produce allergy-friendly flowers.

There are also species that do not produce pollen. These are plants with sterile flowers. They are sterile because the reproductive parts in the center of the flower have been transformed into petals.

Top choices amogst hypoallergenic flowers for your garden

  1. Hosta
    Hosta - hypoallergenic flowers
    Hosta flowers

    Hosta is an ornamental plant with leaves. Hosta blooms, but usually its flowers are removed before flowering so it does not pose a threat to those suffering from pollen allergy. There are over 5,000 varieties of this plant with different height and color of the leaves. Thanks to such a range of colors, you can easily create a single species flower bed from hosta flowers.

  2. Rose
    Roses - hypoallergenic flowers
    Red roses

    Roses are the most popular garden plants that can also decorate a garden for allergy sufferers. Single-petal rose flowers produce heavy and sticky pollen that does not float in the air. Full-flowered rose varieties are sterile and do not produce allergenic pollen.

  3. Common garden peony (Paeonia lactiflora)
    Common garden peony (Paeonia lactiflora) hypoallergenic flower
    Common garden peony (Paeonia lactiflora)

    Peonies produce gestures and heavy pollen that spreads with difficulty through the air. Full-flowered peony varieties have only steril flowers, so they are completely free of anthers, which have been transformed into additional petals.

  4. Bee balm (Monarda hybrida)
    Bee balm (Monarda hybrida) - hypoallergenic flower
    Bee balm (Monarda hybrida)

    Most of the bulb plants considered to be spring flowers are self-pollinating. The minimum amount of pollen produced by a bee balm may be suspended in the air, but its allergenic potential is low.

  5. Petunia (Petunia × hybrida)
    Petunia - hypoallergenic flower

    Petunia is an effective balcony plant that produces small amounts of pollen considered non-allergenic. Thanks to these properties, petunias are classified as hypoallergenic plants. These plants, like the tomato, belong to the nightshade plants whose organs contain poisonous alkaloids.

  6. Carnation (Dianthus barbatus)
    Carnation (Dianthus barbatus) - hypoallergenic flower
    Carnation (Dianthus barbatus)

    Carnations produce low pollen count but give off an intense scent that can disturb a hypersensitive person. People allergic to pollen should choose carnation varieties with full flowers.

  7. Delphinium
    Delphinium - hypoallergenic flower
    Delphinium flowers

    The delphinium has a low allergenic potential. Due to the characteristic structure of the flowers, the pollen of the delphinium is blown out of the flowers with difficulty. Full-flowered varieties of this allergy friendly flower are made up only of flaming petals, which are transformed anthers.

  8. Iris
    Iris - hypoallergenic flower
    Iris flowers

    Irises are popular perennials belonging to bulbous plants, which are perfect for the allergy friendly garden. Iris pollen is located deep in the lower part of the flowers. Additionally, it is very heavy and sticky, which makes it unable to float in the air. Even after getting out of the flowers, the iris falls to the ground.

  9. Garden snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
    Garden snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) - hypoallergenic flower
    Garden snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

    Snapdragon popularly known as a lion's mouth is definitely one of the best hypoallergenic plants. It owes its name to the shape of the flowers. When the flower is squeezed by the fingers on the sides, it opens and resembles the mouth of a lion. It is an attractive, long-flowering plant for hanging containers, balcony boxes and as a ground cover plant.

    The snapdragon has closed flowers, i.e. the stamens are inside the flower, which opens when the insect sits on the flower's lip. Due to the characteristic labial structure of the flowers, sticky pollen is retained inside the flowers.

  10. Bigleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
    Bigleaf hydrangea - hypoallergenic flower
    Bigleaf hydrangea

    Hydrangea plants are not only a unique garden decoration. They are also excellent flowers for allergy sufferers. They form colorful, conical inflorescences composed of many small obturned flowers with heavy and sticky pollen that is unable to rise into the air. Moreover, many varieties of hydrangeas have sterile flowers, which means they are pollen-free.

    Both dry and fresh flowers of the hydrangea plant are very often used in floristry. They can be used to create a beautiful floral arrangement, especially bouquet or wreath.

    All of these properties make hydrangeas considered as the best hypoallergenic flowers.

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