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Lima NY
Jul 15, 2017 8:55 AM CST
I live in upstate NY and I have a very hilly side yard that I would like to plant some easy to care for perennials that will spread so that I can eliminate mowing that section of the yard. The area is on the south side of the property, mostly shady but does get some sun.

I have clay soil but I do compost and can till in good soil.
Thanks for any help.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Jul 15, 2017 10:17 AM CST
Hi Sara and welcome to NGA!

You'd probably like Liriope for your hillside - Liriope spicata or Liriope muscari. The L spicata is said to multiply the fastest but the L muscari has way more cultivars.

Creeping Lily Turf (Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon')

Monkey Grass (Liriope muscari)
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