Have a pollen allergy doesn’t mean you should give up your hobby of gardening. There are many flowering plants that do not produce pollen or do so in very small quantities or they do is of a size that makes it difficult to transport by the wind. The majority of those allergic to pollen suffer basically with some trees, grasses and weeds. Plants that have wind as pollinator. Here we have gathered a good number of flower plants that you can grow in your garden quietly, even if you are allergic to pollen. And of course there are many more.
1.- The azaleas have as pollinating insects. But keep in mind that the whole plant is poisonous.
2.- Begonias are a safe bet for people with allergies. Their flowers produce very little pollen.
3.- The beautiful “flowers” of the bougainvillea are actually bracts that surround the flowers. The true flowers, white, are within the bracts are colorful and produce very little pollen.
4.- The cactus require cross-pollination from another cacti of the same species to produce viable seeds, but do not depend on wind for spreading. The insects and the birds will take care of that.
5.- Camellias have a fragrance as beautiful as your flowers. You can think of that are plants that induce allergies, but the camellias are dioecious, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs in the same flower. So that their pollen does not have to travel far away for pollination.
6.- The clematis does not irritate people with hay fever. With the exception of the clematis is native to North America Clematis viticella , and the japanese Clematis terniflora.
7.- The Aquilegias, columbine common is one of them, depend on birds and insects who take all their nectar to transport the pollen from their flowers.
8.- The flowers produce very little pollen. And even have developed some species that do not have. Anyway be careful because some people are sensitive to the contact with the geraniums.
9.- The flowers of hibiscus produce a pollen very heavy which is not transported by air. However, people with hay fever should take precautions if they take hibiscus tea, which is made with the flowers and still may contain some pollen.
10.- The hydrangeas are still being studied in relation to allergies. The modern cultivars it seems that do not produce allergy problems. Sensitive people should avoid Hydrangea paniculata and Hydrangea quercifolia.
11.- The pollen of the joy of the home or impatiens is large and sticky to adhere to the legs of the insects that visit them.
12.- The sepals tipped the flower of the iris are perfectly designed to attract the bees deep inside the flower. There he sate with his nectar and are glued to the pollen in their legs.
13.- Even though the lilies have so much pollen it is very easy to remove the stamens and anthers loaded of pollen. Anyway be careful because it can stain hands and clothing. The sap that exudes from the stems when cut, the flowers may cause irritation to the sensitive people.
14.- Orchids generally do not give problems of allergies. Although inside can bother some very sensitive people.
15.- The petunias are very aromatic when grown in quantity but their pollen is not considered an allergen.
16.- Although the pollen of roses can be carried by the wind there is usually no problems of allergy. Roses double release less pollen than simple. The wild roses are those that can give more problems than allergies.
17.- The dragonaria, Antirrhinum majus, is a great choice for the gardens of spring and autumn. Their flowers closed, tend to keep the pollen in their interior until they receive the visit of the bees.
18.- The flowers of the classics, the spring bulbs such as crocus, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips contain very little pollen.
19.- The verbena is used to attract more pollinators to the garden. Although its flowers are rich in nectar and pollen, the pollen travels in the wind and should not affect people with hay fever.
20.- The pollen of the flowers of violet and thought it is thick and sticky. It is transported through the contact of insects and does not affect people with allergies.
21.- The modern hybrids of Zinnia does not seem to cause problems with allergies. Despite that this genus is part of the family Aster in that abundant species are allergenic.