(Meehania urticifolia)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Meehania urticifolia
Labiatae

An attractive ground cover plant for semi-shade[200].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Young leaves – cooked[105, 177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division can be carried out at almost any time of the year so long as the plant is not allowed to dry out. Stem cuttings in the spring[188].
Requires partial shade[187]. A vigorous plant, forming large patches in dappled shade or in exposed but sunless areas[200]. Hardy to about -15¡c[200]. The plant has long stolons, rooting at the nodes, and it spreads rapidly to form a large patch[187].
E. Asia – N.E. China, Japan, Korea.

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