5 great firefighting plants

Creating the fire-safe landscape: what to plant and where to plant it

Lavender
Photo by Linda Lamb Peters

Fire-smart plants: lavender

Lavandula dentata

The plant’s leaves contain scented oils, but it’s slow to ignite if watered regularly. (It’s one of the few water-wise plants that’s also fire-wise.)

Full sun. Zones 8, 9, 12–24.

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