Extremely aromatic native evergreen groundcover bloooms year-round attracting bees and small butterflies. The compounds in the plant repels ants and fleas and are used medicinally. Thrives in average to wet soil in sun or part shade. Tolerates occasional salt flooding. Extremely deer resistant. We propagated our plants from a native population that I found in Beaufort Co., SC in the early 2000’s. I was driving through a recently mown field with my window open, when I was overcome by the smell of York Peppermint Patties. I stopped the truck and searched for the source. This was the first time this species had been reported from SC. Tolerates mowing and foot traffic.