Reasons to Be Conscious of High Pollen Flowers

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Many people are excited and relieved that spring and warmer weather is here, however there are just about as many people who are not happy about the change in temperatures because with warmer air brings allergens like moulds and especially pollens. There are several reasons to be conscious of high pollen flowers when the weather turns from cold to hot and when a homeowner is thinking about planting a flower garden or blooming plants and trees around their house, it is best to stick with the low or no pollen blooms.

What gender a plant is has a lot to do with how much pollen it produces and how much an allergy sufferer could be subject to. Who knew plants had gender, and, unlike what most people would think, it's the males that produce the most pollen, in the flowering process.

Hundreds of the fruitless or seedless trees, shrubs and plants are males and will help in the control of a landscapes pollen count. Female species of plants, trees and shrubs could be messier; however they produce far less pollen than the males. A garden shop or nursery should be able to tell the homeowner which vegetation is male and which is female. Not all plants marked seedless or fruitless will be male, for example, the Ginkgo tree, found in Canada and select place in the Untied States, comes in both male and female versions.

When choosing blooming plants to place in a landscape that will help to keep pollen down and allergies at bay, choose those with a tube or trumpet-shaped flower like the morning glories that are bred in a variety of colors including lavender, white and pale yellow.

There are many pollen-free plants that have flowers such as chrysanthemums, and, there are also several different low-pollen breeds of blooming plants like daffodils, impatiens, begonias, poppies, peonies, tulips, sunflowers, nasturtiums, zinnias and clematis crocus.

If shrubs and trees are more suited for a homeowner's yard, then pollen-free and low-pollen versions include crabapple, cherry, magnolia, peach, willow, female versions of yew, ash, pear, dogwood, redbud, plumb, some maple and juniper. In addition, some holly with red berries also makes a good choice for limiting pollen count in a landscape.

Check with the plant nursery and ask about foliage that have flowers which attract butterflies rather than bees because the butterflies do not create or carry as much pollen as the other insects.

There are several hedges and trees that will not bloom if kept pruned back year after year; the boxwood has a highly allergenic flower but will not bloom if it is pruned heavily each year.

Plant fungus, rust, mould, black spots and other diseases which grow on plants will reproduce by spores that could cause allergens. Again, ask the nursery workers to point out the disease resistant plants because less disease means that the air around the plant will be healthier.

Above are just a few of the many reasons to be conscious of high pollen flowers and how to prevent allergens from ruining outdoor plans for spring, summer and fall.

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Author: Adriana J Noton
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