Does that sound like a mean trick to play? It doesn’t have to be. There is no reason that hayfever sufferers should miss out on the joy of a flower delivery. In fact, it’s probably something that happens to them only rarely so it will be even more special. The trick is not just to send flowers, but the right kind of flowers. Some species will produce a virulent reaction in hay fever sufferers but there are plenty of flowers that can be enjoyed by anyone, even the sneeziest among us.
Avoid daisies and gerberas and as a rule of thumb don’t send flowers that have a strong scent, as these usually have a lot of pollen. It’s not the flowers themselves that cause hayfever but the pollen they produce, and it’s the pollen that smells, so no smell usually means little pollen and no allergic reaction.
Most hayfever sufferers are unaffected by carnations, and these flowers come in every colour of the rainbow. Large bunches are bright and visually striking, and you can pick the recipient’s favourite colour for that extra special personal touch. They are a popular flower all year around and across most of the globe.
Orchids are perhaps the best of all choices for those who have hayfever problems and they make magnificent arrangements with green foliage or as single blooms. Many florists also sell them as whole plants for a more lasting gift and plenty of varieties are available. It’s not difficult to ensure that a flower delivery can be appreciated by a lady with hayfever – just make sure you choose the right flowers.