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PlantFiles: Ornamental Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Vine
Ipomoea batatas 'Sweetheart Purple'

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Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: batatas (bat-TAT-as) (Info)
Cultivar: Sweetheart Purple
Additional cultivar information: (PP18573, Sweet Caroline series)
Hybridized by Yencho/Pecota/Hancock; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

No details have been posted.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gurley, Alabama



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