Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple') in the Sweet Potatoes Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP: 18573 Can. Can.: 2902

Sweet potato vine

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Location: Western KentuckyDate: Summer 2010Sweet potato vine
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-10-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-09-03
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 2011-10-13
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: 2011-11-25
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Location: Mansfield TXDate: 2013-09-06flower of the sweet potato vine.  This originated as a start from
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-05-31
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Location: My homeDate: 2014-09-30
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-27-14
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Location: Riverside, CADate: 2015-04-25
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-06-15
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 16, 2011 5:14 PM

Drought tolerant, tolerates full sun very well, easy to grow. Good in the ground or in pots as a trailing vine.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 30, 2014 7:32 AM

This plant makes a good annual groundcover. It likes heat and humidity and can grow as much as 36" a week here and in other parts of the South. Cool temperatures and low humidity will result in a more compact plant. It has reseeded in a protected area in my yard.

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