The Q&A Archives: Plants for a slope

Question: What are some good plants for a small but rather steep sloping hillside in Seattle? I want to stabilize this area as much as possible through plants. I'd like some attractive perennials with deep and fast-spreading roots -- before the fall rains start!

Thanks very much!

Answer: For full to partial sun, choose from the following:
Aegopodium podagraria; Ajuga reptans; Houttuynia cordata; Alchemilla mollis; Hypericum calycinum; Arctostaphylos uva-ursi; Lithodora diffusa; Armeria spp.; ? F, M
Artemisia spp.; Mentha requienii; Bergenia spp.; Campanula spp.; Ceanothus gloriosus; Phlox subulata; Pratia angulata; Ceratostigma plumbaginoides; Rosmarinus spp.; Cotoneaster dammeri; Sagina subulata or Euonymus fortunei.

For partial shade to shady areas, choose from the following:
Ajuga reptans; Alchemilla mollis; Ophiopogon japonicus; Pachysandra; Galium or Vinca minor.

Good luck with your new groundcover!

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