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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.
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.