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Meehania cordata

Native Plants

Meehan’s Mint

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Summary

If you are looking for a novel groundcover, Meehan’s mint (Meehania cordata) is the perfect choice. This deciduous, herbaceous perennial spreads nicely in part shade and moist, well-drained to average soils. The low growing foliage reaches only 1-2” tall. and in late spring attractive lavender flowers with dark spots arise on upright stems, held 3-4” high above the foliage. Meehan’s mint spreads slowly, but is perfect for the early summer garden when other plants have stopped flowering. This gem is an excellent complement planted among moss and a good companion with a wide variety of plants including showy skullcap (Scutellaria serrata), mountain meadow-rue (Thalictrum clavatum), wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), plantain-leaf sedge (Carex plantaginea), creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera), andgreen-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum). Zones 4-8. 


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    partial-shade-to-full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-moist 
  • Flowering Period
    late-spring-to-early-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    lavender 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    green