Hell/Devil Strip advice

Asked September 14, 2016, 10:54 AM EDT

Hi- I'd like some suggestions for a low-growth, no-mow, ground cover that is dense, hardy and fast-growing enough to crowd out weeds. I'd like to plant it on a 8" strip just to the inside of my curb so it has to be salt tolerant when it snows. Also, the spot is below 4 large thirsty conifers so the plant needs to tolerate drought and acid from lots of dropped needles. I am in zone 6 and the spot gets morning shade and afternoon sun. Thanks!

Dutchess County New York

1 Response

There may not exist a plant that meets all of your requirements perfectly, but sedum would be a good plant to try. There are several varieties generally called creeping sedum that could be suitable. Sedum sexangulare is the variety that seems to grow most densely for me, but under your conditions a different variety might work better. Below is a link to an article on creeping sedums. http://www.finegardening.com/creeping-sedums