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Progressive4
Aug 22, 2013 8:30 PM CST
please let me know if the illusion garnet lace plant a annual or a perenntal i have one i need to know if i should bring it in for the winter?
Name: greene
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greene
Aug 22, 2013 8:34 PM CST
Depends on where you live. It is reported to be hardy to zones 10-11.

Edit: Add - I forgot to say, sweet potatoes are a tender perennial and they cannot take any frost so are usually grown as annuals.
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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Database information states that it's a perennial: Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas Illusion® Garnet Lace) but I agree with greene/mary, it would only be a perennial in zone 10 and 11.
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Horntoad
Aug 26, 2013 7:19 PM CST
Ipomoea batatas tubers can be dug in colder climated and stored. You can take cuttings and keep them alive indoors, then plant out in the spring. I. batatas have been the easiest plant for me to root. I have had 100% success with them. In warm weather they sometimes will have roots in a day.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 26, 2013 10:02 PM CST
@Progressive4 didn't give their zone/location so I just covered the bases with my answer.
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