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Meehania cordata
Meehania cordata
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Meehania cordata

Meehan’s Mint

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.359.060

Native to the Northeastern US, this is a low spreading groundcover ideal for shady areas. It forms a carpet of medium-sized green leaves, with trailing stems that root into the ground where they touch. In late spring the plants burst into flower with short upright stems of bright violet-blue snapdragon type flowers. Spreading but not in an invasive way. Suitable as a groundcover over small to medium-sized areas, for pathway edging, in shady or woodland borders and along streams or ponds. Prefers moist soils. Will tolerate a dry site but plants do not spread as quickly. Sometimes known as Creeping Mint, though the plants do not spread underground and do not have a minty fragrance.

Further details for
Meehania cordata

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.