ground cover for dry shade

Hi Guys
Can someone suggest a ground cover for dry shade in zone 6( The texas Panhandle). The area I want to plant is mainly in total shade thanks to 3 chinese elm trees and a fence. Part of the area does get about 2-3 hours of early sun and dappled shade through the rest of the day. The soil here is alkaline and heavy clay ( wonderful gardening conditions!!) . Any suggestions would be greatly apreciated
Many Thanks
Sarah
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Cyclamen hederifolium -- excellent dry shade groundcover September to April, but vanishes for much of spring & all of summer.
The best dry shade evergreen groundcover remains English ivy, & if you select a half-dozen miniature-leaf & tiny variegated forms, these can provide a wonderfully varied texture without being invasive like regular ivy.
Variegated Vinca major also does swell in dry shade.
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