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Meehania cordata

Meehan's Mint

Mint

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A dense, low, trailing plant that resembles ground ivy, but does not have the aggressive tendencies; small spikes of lavender blue flowers in spring, over broad heart shaped green leaves; a great groundcover for shady gardens or borders

Description

A dense, low, trailing plant that resembles ground ivy, but does not have the aggressive tendencies; small spikes of lavender blue flowers in spring, over broad heart shaped green leaves; a great groundcover for shady gardens or borders

Landscape Attributes

Meehan's Mint is an herbaceous perennial with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Meehan's Mint is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Meehan's Mint will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

4 inches (6 inches with the flowers)

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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