What Can I Plant As Low Groundcover on Hillside In West Virginia?
I am having a new home built and I need to come up with a good groundcover for the hillside that begins at the back of the house and goes up. I need something that is deer resistant. I don't yet know the soil pH and it looks like the area may get partial sun once the home is finished.
I don't care for ivy so that's out. I'd like something 12 inches inches or lower; maybe something colorful (purple, pink, or blue?) or something that smells good since my deck will be very close to the hill. I thought of lavender but I don't know if there will be enough sun. Plus I don't know if Lavendar would do well in my area. I had thought of catmint but I don't know the drainage requirements or whether it would get too tall.
Anyway, the rest of my house and garden will be done in a Cottage Garden style. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.