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Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

Extraordinary colors in foliage and blooms

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  • Grows in a flash
  • Lovely companion to pale pink and purple blooms
  • Blooms all summer long
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 8 - 12 inches
  • Zone: 10
  • Ship As: 3" POT
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Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

Description
In our test garden, we had plenty of people stop and ask questions about this variety, it's such a unique and eye-catching plant. The dramatic dark leaves will look beautiful in combination annual planters. It looks especially beautiful with pale pinks, reds and violets. In hot and humid places it makes a great ground cover, it will grow in a snap, and reseed freely. The flowers are stunning in their unique trumpet form and pale purple hues that accentuate the leaves' purple tones. And these blooms will keep coming all summer long. Technically there will be some tubers you can harvest and eat, they're just very starchy and not as sweet as the commercial varieties. Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameIpomoea batatas 'Blackie'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Full Shade, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK AR GU HI MD MS PR SC
  • Spread5 feet
  • Hardiness Zone10
  • Planting InstructionsIncorporate organic matter into the soil to give plants a good environment to perform in.
  • Winter CareNot winter hardy.
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower FormFlowers are not usually produced except in the deep south. Grown for the decorative foliage.
  • Foliage TypeLobed leaves, from a central point, usually 5 lobes, 2-5" across.
  • Soil RequirementPrefers well drained soil
  • PruningNone unless you want to control vining length.
  • Additional InformationIn fall, the edible 'sweet potato' tubers can be harvested.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit8 - 12 inches
  • Growth RateFast
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Annuals
1A-6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A-10B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date June 17th, 2019

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