Does plant pollen trigger your allergies? Don’t worry. By making smart choices, you can rein in the pollen your yard produces and still enjoy gardening.
Many flowers, shrubs, trees, and grasses produce very little or even no pollen. And some species produce pollen only in certain plants. For those, all you need to do is to make sure you have female plants -- the ones that don't produce pollen.
For people with allergies and asthma, sometimes the very air they breathe can be bad for their health. That’s because a variety of pollutants in our air -- collectively called smog -- can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms, leaving people with these conditions struggling to breathe.
This list will help you know what garden plants and flowers to avoid because they can trigger allergies. But even better than that, it can help you find plants and flowers that are safe to put in the yard despite your allergies.
Worst Plants for Allergies
You can expect more plant pollen and seasonal allergies if you put any of these plants in your yard.