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Meehania cordata (Meehan's mint)
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Meehania cordata

Meehan's mint or creeping mint

Looking for a native substitute for Ajuga or Lamium? This could be it. Long trailing stems run across the ground and root along the way. In late spring the green carpet gives way to hundreds of blue flowers opening to reveal spotted throats. Beautiful from a distance and under close scrutiny. Irresistible in a pot!

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Meehania cordata LP32 - 32 per flat $40.00
Meehania cordata - 50 per flat $39.50
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Height

6-10 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Blue Violet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Meehan's mint Interesting Notes

Creeping Mint has a common, uncomplicated appearance that allows it to go about unnoticed in the damp shaded spots it prefers until, miraculously, it erupts into bloom. The exquisite flowers are 1 inch tubes of violet flaring to a 2-lobed white lip spotted with purple. Bill Cullina, NEWFS Guide to Wildflowers

Meehania cordata Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows well in part or full shade in moist to average soil. Tolerates a dry shady site, but will not spread as freely.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Groundcover
Groundcover
Container
Container
Average
Average
Moist
Moist
Dry
Dry

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Attributes
Dry Shade
Wildflower Garden
Border
Pond Edge
Native to Northeast
Stream Edge
Native to US
Moist Shade
Propagation Type
Vegetative