Hello! I have a pretty steep hillside being held by a retaining wall at the bottom, and I need something to cover the hillside that will retain the soil, will spread/fill in quickly, doesn't need mowing, and is inexpensive. There is a similar situation nearby and it is covered in clover with purple flowers which are very pretty, so we were considering that as an option. Does anyone know if this would be a good plant for this purpose, and if so... would this wild clover be the same as clover that I could find at a nursery? I hate to go on private property and dig up their clover (although it is naturalized and the owners probably wouldn't care if I dug up a few weeds... it's a very very large area) when I could buy it at the local nursery in neat little square pots!!
Any information that you could share I would appreciate greatly. We are in Illinois in zone 5a near 4b... don't know if that helps.
Thanks very much!!