Answer: Not only is the area shady, it's also a bit dry so it would be best to plant things that thrive under those conditions. Try planting Japanese Pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis). It produces white blooms in spring but, like English ivy, is grown primarily for its robust green foliage. Vinca Minor is a vining plant with adorable blue flowers in spring. Spotted Dead Nettle is another consideration. Flowers are tiny but the variegated foliage is quite attractive.
Hope these plants work well in your garden!
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