Meehania cordata

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Common Name:  Heartleaf Meehania, Meehan’s Mint

Part to full shade, medium moisture level, rich humusy soil.  4-6 inches height, blooms mid to late spring; blue lavender flowers.  Will naturalize by stolons but is not too aggressive.Full to part sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, sandy or clay soils, pH tolerant.  1-3 feet height, blooms in spring, yellow flowers, will naturalize.

Germination Code: Easy by rooted cuttings and not recommended by seed

Native Region: 6 counties in northeast Tennessee–Johnson, Sullivan, Hancock, Claiborne, Anderson and Grainger

Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee.  Creeping, mat-forming mint with heart-shaped leaves and a profusion of showy, trumpet-like flowers.  Low maintenance plant with no serious insect or disease problems.  Tolerates dense shade and will also grow in full sun if soil is kept uniformly moist.  Makes a charming, desirable groundcover.

Heartleaf Meehania, Meehan’s Mint - Meehania cordata
Photo Courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center