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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3-6 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Semi-evergreen
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners

This is a native alternative to Bugleweed ♥ shaped leaves too!

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 14, 2012 3:42 PM

This little member of the mint family, growing only 3 to 6 inches tall, is found sporadically in rich mountain woods of the southeast central mountains, usually on basic soils. It makes clumps of 1.5 inch evergreen leaves adjoined by spreading runners, which eventually form carpets over good, shaded, woodland soil. But in late spring, plants are lavishly adorned with huge (to a little plant) 1 inch, violet with white snapdragon-like flowers which are quite showy.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 28, 2013 9:33 AM

This plant will tolerate full sun as long as soil is kept uniformly moist. Also tolerates full shade. Stoloniferous but not too aggressive.

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