Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
Sweet Potato Vine

Crop "Failure" 2021
Unrooted cutting are shipped to Canadian greenhouses, and once they are rooted, they are shipped to me for planting. Alas, they got stuck en-route during the deep freeze in the U.S. earlier this year.
In unheated containers. They died.
So we have very few this year.

Photo: Ipomoea (with Pretty Much Picasso Petunias), David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, September 20, 2011
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2008. Available May 2021, 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!

    • Sweet Georgia Series
      • Heart Light Green
        Heart Purple
        Heart Red
        Deep Purple
        Light Green
        Marguerite (vigorous green)