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Grounds cover rocky slope

Zone 12789 | Anonymous added on May 23, 2017 | Answered

Hi, I have a rocky slope that doesn't seem to grow anything very well. I occasionally remove all the rocks, but when it rains, a new layer of rocks get exposed. It is in full sun from mid morning to late afternoon, and it is mostly dry (except when it rains). I'm looking for a plant that will thrive under such conditions, spread very quickly over the whole slope, and prevent any further erosion. (Oh, and it had to tolerate ocasional children stepping on it) Would you be able to help?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 23, 2017

There are many perennial plants, shrubs and ground covers that can do well in a rocky area with your soil conditions.
Look for Alpine Plants such as Dianthus, Dwarf Iris, Candytuft, or Creeping Phlox.
Consider Coneflowers, ornamental grasses, Thyme, and Rosemary.
If you have shady areas; Ferns, Daylily, Sedges, and Periwinkle.
Consider Wildflowers that are from your region.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/slope-hill/hill-ground-cover.htm

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