Plant ID forum: curious 'purple heart' plant

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skylark
Sep 5, 2014 7:55 PM CST
i think it's an annual.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Sep 5, 2014 8:20 PM CST
I'd guess Ipomoea batatas 'Black Heart':
http://www.google.ca/search?q=Ipomoea+batatas+%27Black+Heart...
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skylark
Sep 5, 2014 8:32 PM CST
i thought about sweet potato vine, but they usually have much larger leaves? these are barely 2" or even less - it's sweet alyssum under it. the plant itself seems to be rather small too, may be 6-8" at most? or have they come up with a midget?
i see that Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple seems to have a smaller pointed leaf, but it's usually denser? or perhaps this one did not get enough sun?
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SongofJoy
Sep 6, 2014 7:24 AM CST
I agree that it's Ipomoea batatas 'Black Heart'. That's about its normal size.

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skylark
Sep 6, 2014 9:36 AM CST
wow, thanks. that makes it much more manageable to grow then usual giants ;). and i just love the neat leaves shape.

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