Avoid these plants if you want to keep your gardening allergies at bay. Known for pollinating heavily through wind, these plants propagate their seeds by releasing sneeze-inducing strands of their flowers. So if you’d rather breathe clean air, refrain from planting these plants in your garden.
A favorite ground cover for gardeners, Bermuda grass may be soft for your steps and great for your lawn but it definitely isn’t for your nose. While this wiregrass is great for high traffic areas and sturdy enough to tolerate both heat and drought, it produces a high amount of pollen.
Hailing from the myrtle family, this small shrub or tree gives off red brush like blooms. It is also drought tolerant and a favorite component for xeriscaping. While it attracts birds, butterflies and bees, its pollen cause allergic reaction and some parts of the plant are poisonous when ingested.
Since heather is a hardy plant that needs little to no maintenance at all, it can be an attractive choice of plant for a gardener. With its petite flowers which attracts bumblebees, it can easily work as a front hedge plant that raises your curb appeal exponentially. However, for those who easily sneeze at a whiff of pollen, be warned.
A fast grower and hardy flowering tree with pretty bell-shaped flower, heart-shaped leaves and a naturally occurring twisted trunk, everyone can’t help but be captivated by this unique looking tree. However, it can also drive one away once it starts releasing its pollens. If you can willingly trade away your sneezes for its beauty, then plant this tree in your yard.
Queen Anne’s Lace
While it may look like a delicate flower from afar, Queen’s Anne Lace sports a thorn in its midst. This meadow-like plant can grow up to 5 feet. It is also incredibly invasive that it will surely spread out wherever you plant it. Aside from that, its pollens can also induce your allergies once it starts pollinating.