Don't let this little beauty fool you -- though it's small, lily-of-the-valley packs a big fragrance in its nodding white or pink bell-shape flowers. It's a tough, low-care groundcover you can practically plant and forget in shady spots.
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Fruit plants that double as regular “yard” plants without a lot of special care include figs (Celeste is the best for us), blueberries, pomegranate, native plums, some apples and pears (“fire blight” resistant varieties only), Oriental persimmons, muscadine grapes (with annual pruning), pawpaw, tree quince, elderberry, mulberry, and potted citrus (kumquats, satsumas, lemons are easiest in pots).
Surprisingly nearly as rugged as ordinary grass, Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatillis) ground cover is fast growing and can take heavy foot traffic. It creates a floral meadow in the spring and summer.