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Blackie Sweet Potato Vine Overview
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Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

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The Sweet Potato Vine Blackie, 'Ipomoea batatas', a Proven Winners selection, has a trailing habit and dark red/purple leaves that are shaped like a bird's footprint. This ornamental plant provides color and interest like no other plant. They are grown for their distinctive foliage and vigorous growth habit. Blackie looks nice planted with lighter foliaged plants. Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines can be used as an annual groundcover or in hanging baskets and pots. They grow best when provided with a high light location and relatively warm temperatures.

For zones 10-11, this plant can also be a perennial.

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Blackie Sweet Potato Vine Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-11
Growing Zones 3-11
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'
Foliage Purple Black
Mature Height 6 inches
Mature Spread 36 - 48 inches
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun