Named for Philadelphia botanist, Thomas Meehan, creeping mint is a sturdy perennial groundcover and a great substitute for nonnative ground covers like Lamium or Ajuga. Meehania cordata has long, trailing stems run across the ground and root along the way. In late spring, the green carpet gives way to lilac flowers which open to reveal spotted throats. The flowers are revelled by pollinators. It performs well in both moist and dry shade but will spread more readily if conditions are kept moist. Although it is a mint, it is not as aggressive as most mints so no need to fear.