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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

'Blackheart' 6-12 inches tall, dark burgundy foliage

'Blackie' 6-12 inches tall, dark purple foliage deeply lobed leaves

'Marguerite' 6-12 inches tall, chartreuse foliage

'Sweet Caroline Bronze' 3-6 inches tall, bronze foliage, more compact

'Sweet Caroline Red' 3-6 inches tall bronze-red foliage, more compact

'Chillin' Series, very compact, purple, burgundy and chartreuse

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.