Careful with this week's Phil's Favorite:
English Ivy (Hedera Helix)
(Zone 4-10) - Great shade-loving ground cover and vine. It is fast growing and invasive if left alone.
Drought resistant prefers rich soil but will adapt to alkaline soil. Can be planted in the sun, but will not flourish.
Will cling to most surfaces including stucco walls. Stays green year round. Plant with Potentilla or Mock orange, but make sure to keep Ivy out of the plants or it will take over.