Nature Profile

Plants

Creeping mint

Meehania cordata 

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

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Bloom Color: Purple

Light: Full Shade, Part Sun

Moisture Needs: Moist

Size: Small

Value: Native

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