Difficult hill out front
I just moved into a new house and am having a difficult time with one spot out front. I live in a split level home, I need to decide what to do with the "hill" that slopes from the main part of the yard down to the driveway...it's much to steep to mow + grass is would be too boring anyway. The front of my house faces north, the area is pretty much shaded all day long.
I'm looking for something that either branches laterally or spreads fairly aggressively to fill the area. I either want flowers or bright interesting foliage to brighten the area up a bit. At my old house I grew "The Fairy" rose in a fair amount of shade so I've considered that. I've also considered lily of the valley, ditchlilies, and ribbon grass, but for whatever reason none of those are doing it for me.
Anyone have any ideas or suggestions at all?