Creeping Mint

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Creeping Mint creates a mat of attractive, low-growing foliage that will spread gently to cover soil and prevent weed growth. In mid to late spring, this native perennial boldly announces its presence with masses of lavender-blue flowers held above the foliage, drawing pollinators and creating a carpet of color in woodland gardens and along shady paths. (Meehania)
Zones 4 - 8
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Height 3-6" tall , 3-18" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(3-6" tall x 3-18" wide) Creeping Mint is a low-growing perennial with heart-shaped leaves covered with lavender-blue blooms in spring. Long trailing stems form roots along their lengths, creating an expanding groundcover that covers and protects soil without aggressively invading. Native to the central-eastern US, it’s a welcome alternative to more invasive, non-native ground covers that can quickly overtake garden beds. Look closely at one of the flowers and you’ll see the intricate beauty of the delicately frilled and spotted petals. The flowers also host a variety of pollinating insects. Although it bears some resemblance to notoriously invasive, non-native Creeping Charlie (sometimes called Ground Ivy), Creeping Mint's nature is to spread but not invade. Native to woodlands of the eastern US, Creeping Mint is an easy-to-grow alternative ground cover that likes rich, moist soil and part shade — afternoon shade is especially important in hot-summer areas. It can tolerate full sun as long as it has consistent moisture. Also called  Meehan’s Mint. Hardy in zones 4-8.
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Associated SKUsAM018941
AM018910 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM018925 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Creeping Mint or Meehan's Mint
Botanical Name
Meehania cordata
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Flower Size
1" long flowers
Mature Height
3-6" tall
Mature Spread
3-18" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Heart shaped green foliage with crenate margins.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Native, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Low Maintenance
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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