What's a good carpet plant for a woodland garden in Seattle?
I'm looking for steppable plants that will thrive in partial shade, south side of the house. Evergreens overhang so there is much needle drop year-round. The area to be planted will be a ~10' diameter half-circle destination in the midst of a native plant yard.
Though moss used to thrive in the shadier parts of the yard, it would die out and get ugly during the sunny months. So I'm regretfully abandoning the idea of Scotch or Irish Moss.
Can anyone suggest a low maintenance alternative or combination of alternatives that might thrive under these circumstances without going rogue?