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Ipomoea x batatas

Common Name(s):
Sweet potato vine
Cultivar(s):
Blackie , Sulfur , Pink Frost , Margarita, Tembele
Categories:
Annuals, Vines
Comment:

Grown for the foliage; frequently used in mixed containers; tuberous roots are edible; needs training if grown as a vine; can be grown as an annual ground cover; frost sensitive; store tubers in winter. This plant is frequently damaged by deer.

Season:
Spring, summer
Light:
Sun to part shade
Height:
6-10 ft.
Flower:
Edible but not tasty tubers
Zones:
9-11
Habit:
Vine
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Exposure:
Sun
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Tags:
vine, annual

NCCES plant id: 2288

Ipomoea x batatas Ipomoea x batatas 'Margarita'
Photo by Drew Avery, CC BY - 2.0
Ipomoea x batatas Ipomoea x batatas 'Tembele'
Photo by Scamperdale, CC BY-NC-2.0
Ipomoea x batatas Ipomoea in mixed container
Photo by Daryl Mitchell, CC-BY-SA-2.0