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Sweet Potato Vine

Botanical Name
Ipomoea batatas
Hardiness
Zones 9 to 11, grown as annual elsewhere
Height
Up to 3 feet long
Flowers
Pale purple, trumpet shaped, usually not seen, grown for foliage in colors of chartreuse, purples, pink and whites
Light
Part shade to full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space 24 inches in ground or 1 to 2 vigorous cultivars per container
Problems
None serious, slugs, whiteflies?
Varieties
  • Marguerite - chartreuse, heart-shaped leaves, vigorous
  • Blackie - purple, lobed leaves, vigorous
  • Tricolor - pink, white and green, smaller, lobed leaves, less vigorous
  • Carolina Purple - purple-green foliage, more contained growth than Blackie

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