Creeping Mint, Meehan's Mint
Meehania cordata

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Meehania (mee-HAN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: cordata (kor-DAY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Smooth-Textured

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Lexington, Massachusetts

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Dallas, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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Positive

On Jan 22, 2007, sladeofsky from Louisville, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This amazingly unknown groundcover is native to the central Appalachias, from southern Pennsylvania to North Carolina. It is very decorative, especially in bloom. But the most compelling of its attributes is its ability to grow in complete shade. (Some say it will even grow in the dark). Here in Kentucky it is often found in deep dark hemlock forests. This is the plant for those dark corners or under dense shrubs where little else will grow.

Positive

On Jan 22, 2006, stressbaby from Fulton, MO wrote:

Nice shade ground cover; spreads quickly, though I won't yet call it aggressive; nearly evergreen; lovely blue spring flowers.