Sidekick™ Sweet Potato Vine

Ipomoea batatas Sidekick™ Series

Brightly-hued ornamental foliage is durable and perfect for season-long color and texture. Loves summer heat. The lush leaves on the versatile semi-trailing habit cascade beautifully from baskets and containers from spring to first frost. Plant with contrasting colors for a great show. An herbaceous perennial in tropical climates, treat 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, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationip-oh-MEE-a bat-TAT-as
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 12 to 14" tall, spreading 30 to 36" wide.
Bloom TimeSpring into Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Tropical
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Easily grown in loose, nutrient-rich, well-drained soil. Performs best with consistently moist, but not soggy, soil. Thrives in hot humidity. May be pruned lightly mid-season to rejuvenate. Feed monthly.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones