Ornamental Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita') in the Sweet Potatoes Database

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Also sold as:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Spread: indefinite
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Groundcover
Vegetable
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: The sap of this plant contains latex and can cause dermatitis.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2001 Georgia Gold Medal Winner

Sub-Tropical; no die-back; began w/ 1 plant; now 21'L x 10'W and

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 8, 2011 9:55 AM

Vines die after a frost or freeze but tubers can be lifted and stored for planting again in the spring.

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Posted by MikeD (Liberal, Oregon - Zone 8b) on Jul 7, 2015 1:53 PM

Source for "Georgia Gold Medal" win - http://botgarden.uga.edu/explo...

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