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Meehania cordata

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Meehan’s Mint

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If you are looking for a novel groundcover, Meehan’s mint is the perfect choice. This deciduous herbaceous perennial groundcover spreads nicely in part shade and moist well-drained to average soils with foliage reaching only 1-2” tall. Beginning in late spring, it produces attractive lavender flowers with dark spots on upright stems 3-4” tall 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 Scutellaria serrata, Thalictrum clavatum, Aquilegia canadensis, Carex plantaginea, Phlox stolonifera and Chrysogonum virginianum.

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    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
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    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer, late-spring
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