My house was cut into a hill exposing a "spring" or wet area in the cut. The resulting slope is very steep. Probably in the 70 - 80 deg range. First winter, wet area sloughed off and large portion of hill collapsed. Builder and I were going to terrace, but contractor re-graded while we were not on site.
Builder then carefully planted grass, covered with straw, and staked fabric. This grew well until summer got too hot, held almost all winter, then shortly after new year the whole thing went again.
This spring, we are going to terrace in 3 - 4 steps. Each will be appx. 2' high and 6' - 8' deep. The barrier, for economical reasons, is artificial. It looks ok, but not stone or brick like rest of landscaping. I would like to find a plant that vines and produces roots like nobody's business in order to fill the terraces and drape over barrier.
In my opionion, it can't be too nasty or invasive. As long as it doesn't stink or isn't poisonous. :)
There are other portions of the slope that are out of play here, but I would still like to plant. These areas are rocky with a lot of slate and sandstone. While these areas have lost a few yards of sand over last two winters, they are hard enough to hold shape for many years. Still, anything green will look nice.
Any suggestions on such plants would be great.