Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Heartleaf Meehania, Meehan’s Mint

Heartleaf Meehania, Meehan’s Mint

Meehania cordata

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.

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One response to “Heartleaf Meehania, Meehan’s Mint

  1. joystewart September 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    This is a great groundcover. I found it by accident and now that I have it, I am not sure why it isn’t more popular or better known. It spreads rather slowly at first but after several years you realize that you have lots of it and can dig up the extra and move it to new places. It is on the more refined side and flowers are quite striking.

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