(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.
AM018910 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM018925 (Tray of 16)
Creeping Mint or Meehan's Mint
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
1" long flowers
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid to late spring
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Heart shaped green foliage with crenate margins.
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Average, Well Draining
Native, Low Maintenance, Groundcover, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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