Spotlight Sweet Potato Vine

Ipomoea batatas Spotlight Series

Colorful foliage is durable and perfect for all season color and texture. Easy for baskets and containers. Plant with contrasting colors for a great show.
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0-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow:


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 Maturity12-18" H x 24-36" W
Bloom TimePrized for foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
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. Hardy to 40'F.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones

Grow As Perennial in Zones: 0-11