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Hardiness Zone: 11
Sally from Sydney Australia
If your looking for blooms with a nice fragrance that will stand up to foot traffic, you might consider miniature wormwood (Artemisia viridis). It has interesting pale green foliage, small gold/cream flowers and a pleasant smell. It's also drought tolerant and seems to stand up to plenty abuse. You may also want to try creeping oregano (bright green), creeping golden marjoram (golden green) or mounding marjoram (darker green), which has a minty fragrance and small pink flowers. All should be hardy to your zone and stand up to moderate traffic. Creeping thyme, carpet bugleweed and star creeper are also all fragrant with lovely little pink, purple or white flowers. Here are three web resources to explore: Stepables.com, classygroundcovers.com and jeeperscreepers.info Good luck!
something like creeping thyme would smell good and keep the grass from comming back
Go to www.stepables.com for suggestions. They sell plants, but you can get the plant names and go to www.burpee.com to get seeds.
Sorry, I don't know about the gardening zones. Check out low growing herbs. They are aromatic and come back every year after the snow. We have creeping thyme and oregano in a brick walk. Smells very nice.
try stonecrop,it is in the sedum family. it is a bright green trailing plant that is about 4-6" long. i have it between cracks in pavement and in cracks between rocks of my pond. i dont know about living in your zone. i do know it will take a beating and thrive. sedum usually will grow just about anywhere.