Ornamental Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas Sweet Caroline Kiwi™) in the Sweet Potatoes Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Sweet Caroline Kiwi™
Cultivar name: 'NCORNSP-025SCK'
Common names:
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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)
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Vegetable

Proven Winners 2019 addition, in PW exhibit at Philadelphia Flowe

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Comments:
Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Mar 14, 2019 7:27 AM

I talked to the Proven WInners representative (Dave?) about this plant. He said the dense branching was the improvement in this variety. They do not pinch and prep the container plants they exhibit. Although I didn't look to see how many plants were in that pot, the branching was impressive and created really dense foliage. You could use this variety as a ground cover! Most ornamental sweet potatoes make great container "spillers," but this one would be a solid "filler" as well. The color was clean and bright, too. I'll look for it as a companion for the coleus my mom loves... and I'll try to dig and store the tuber at the end of the season, so I'll have it again next year.

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