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Re: Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

DH (the allergist) tells me that while a few people are allergic to  
only one grass (example: corn pollen here in the midwest), and some  
are allergic to all grasses, most are allergic to either warm season  
grasses or cool season grasses. My guess is that Hakonechloa is a  
warm season grass, given that it flowers in late summer. On the other  
hand, since it is a genus of one species, perhaps people in North  
America have not become sensitized to it. I'd recommend that you try  
it. If you are really sensitive to grasses, use a mask when it is in  
flower, and shower after you work in the yard.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 12, 2006, at 12:39 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:

> I've been looking through catalogs and came across this plant  
> (Hakonechloa
> macra 'Aureola') and I thought it would be lovely by the pond.   
> However,
> since I have grass pollen allergies I wondered whether this type of  
> grass
> would pose a problem.  Anyone out there with allergies try this one?
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
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