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Black Heart Sweet Potato Vine

Ipomoea batatas 'Black Heart'

Dramatic garnet-purple foliage is fantastic for spilling from hanging baskets and mixed containers. Heat tolerant and easy to grow. Plant with contrasting colors for a real show from spring to fall. Grow as a perennial in temperate, frost-free regions; grow as an annual elsewhere.
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9-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun

Water frequently to keep soil moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical Pronunciationip-oh-MEE-a bat-TAT-as
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 10 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimePrized for Foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater frequently to keep soil moist, but not soggy.

Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. May be pruned lightly mid-season to rejuvenate. Feed monthly.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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Grow As Annual in All Zones