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Ipomoea batatas (Sweet Potato, Blackie)

Sweet Potato, Blackie

Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'

Medium-fast growing perennial vine with black heart-shaped leaves. Tolerates the Texas heat and full sun, but exhibits much richer color when grown in partial shade. Grows best in well-drained but moist soils either as a groundcover or cascading in hanging baskets. Small blooms are biolet to lavender in color. 

Annual Vine
Annual Groundcover
Hanging Baskets

Flower Color:

Blue-Purple

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Height

6-12 Inches

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Spread

20-30 Feet

Interesting Notes

Seeds are poisonous


USDA Hardiness Zone 10b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
POT-PUR-BSK SWEET POTATO, BLACK HEART
POT-PUR-4FL SWEET POTATO, BLACK HEART

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun
Full Sun to Part Shade
Part Shade to Full Shade
Full Sun to Full Shade
Full Shade
Habit
Annual
Perennial
Water Needs
Medium