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Ipomoea
Sweet Potato Vine
Ipomoea
Photo: Ipomoea (with Pretty Much Picasso Petunias), David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, September 20, 2011
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2008. Available May 2016, in 4" pots and mixed containers and hanging baskets.

Hardiness: Annual
Habit: trailing
Light: Shade or sun
Height: 6 - 8"
Trails: 18 - 24"
Spacing: 8 - 10"
Where to plant: Larger containers


  • Description
    The attractive foliage of Ipomoea ( ip-uh-mee-uh) adds visual appeal as it trails over your mixed patio containers, window boxes, and hanging baskets.

  • Growing Guide
    This vigorous plant is easy to grow, but give it plenty of room, and only plant alone or in combination with other large plants (like petunias). It has excellent heat tolerance, but does not like cold weather, so don't plant until late May. At the end of the season, be sure to check for sweet potatoes growing in your containers -bake them just like regular potatoes- they're delicious!

  • Varieties from Proven Winners
    • Sweet Caroline Series
      • Bewitched (purple)
      • Light Green
      • Raven (purple) (released 2015)
      • Sweet Heart Lime (old name: S.H. light green)
      • Sweet Heart Purple
      • Sweet Heart Red
    • Illusion Series
      • Emerald Lace
    • Margarita (it's green, like the drink huh?)