Springtime in the south is greenish-yellow. Talking about the color of the pollen which covers everything and causes allergies to flare. Tree, flower and grass pollen is a nightmare for those who suffer with seasonal allergies, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live in a bloomless landscape. Some flowers are more friendly to allergy sufferers than others because they produce very little pollen during their bloom time. Plant some of these 6 almost pollen-free bloomers in your flower garden so you can enjoy floral color with tearing up and sneezing.
Dahlias (Dahlia) produces large, colorful, multi-petal blooms on tall stalks. Dahlias can be started from seeds or tubers and need a full-sun location for growing. Plants can reach a mature height of 3 feet and may need staking to remain upright.
A garden favorite and low-pollen producer, geraniums (Pelargonium) are fragrant, easy-to-grow and come in a variety of bloom colors. Can be planted outdoors or in containers and used as a houseplant.
Can be grown as an outdoor plant or houseplant, hibiscus (Hibiscus) is a tropical plant that produces large glossy leaves and exceptionally large blooms (dinner plate size) in red, yellow, orange or pink. The plant will reach a mature height of 3 feet.
Colorful, low-pollen blooms borne on tall stalks appear in late spring or early summer. The colorful iris (Iris gernamica) blooms make long-lasting cut flowers and attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Evergreen magnolia trees (Magnolia) are identified with the south, but they will grow almost anywhere if protection is provided for them from harsh winter weather. Magnolia trees produce large, glossy leaves that are often used in floral arrangements and large cream-colored blooms with minimal pollen. Several species of magnolias are available, with mature size ranging from small shrubs to 60 tall trees with an equally wide spread.
A multitude of colorful blooms borne on spikes which begin bursting open at the bottom of the spike and work upwards. Butterflies are attracted to snapdragon (Antirrhinum) blooms and the nectar-rich, allergy-friendly plant will produce blooms all summer.
Swan Island Dahlias
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