Vines, also known as Ground Covers are excellent plants for shady areas with poor soil where little else will grow.
They are also used in soil erosion on steep banks and hill sides where the soil slides. Ground Covers like the Periwinkle, Vinca Minor has an evergreen leaf and a delicate lavender flower in the spring. They are also fast spreader and excellent for shady spots that doesn't have a lot of rich soil. They do well also in drought conditions and are super hardy when planted anytime of the year. Best selling are English Ivy and Phlox.