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greetings, hope everyone is enjoying the dirt.. i am looking for some ground cover suggestions for area surrounding my Rhody and lilac trees, the ground cover can be stepped on. i really don't want put pavers or flagstone to make paths . so a dense tight ground cover that has a little would be good. im in mukilteo Washington. not sure what zone that is.

thanks much!! :D

Greener Thumb
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Location: North Carolina

You might want to visit a nursery to see what they are selling to get an idea what will work for you. Ajuga is one genus if it is hardy in your zone.

Cool Member
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Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:15 pm

Maybe try this...

You might consider liriope muscari (avoid lirope spicata, it is invasive) if liriope muscari is not also invasive in your area. It will take a good deal of shade, especially with fertilization and in my yard is absolutely a polite plant. KS, zone 6A.

The Helpful Gardener
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Sounds shadier, so the liriope is a good call...ajuga, lamium, or bearberry (with some more sun) would work as well...

Scott Reil

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