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Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatus

Sweet Potato 'Ace of Spades' and 'Margarita'
Sweet Potato 'Ace of Spades' and 'Margarita'

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Not of Interest
 
Bloom Season
-
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Small
 

Features

Vigorous, rapidly growing groundcover/vine. Used for the colorful foliage that ranges from burgundy to chartreuse. Likes the heat.

Culture

Full sun, moist well-drained soil.

Cultivars

Large Vigorous Cultivars

  • ‘Margarita’ (a.k.a. ‘Marguerite’, ‘Margarite’, or ‘Sulfur’)
  • ‘Blackie’
  • ‘Ace of Spades’
  • ‘Black Heart’

Compact Cultivars

  • ‘Illusion’ series
  • ‘Sweet Caroline’ series
  • ‘Sweet Caroline Sweetheart’ series
  • ‘Tricolor’ (‘Pink Frost’)

Notes

Very vigorous plant that will spread great distances or hang quite a ways from hanging baskets. Good as a ground cover or in large containers.