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PlantFiles: Sweet Potato
Ipomoea batatas

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: batatas (bat-TAT-as) (Info)

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under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive holeth On May 30, 2010, holeth from Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Sweet potatoes can be grown in zone 6a from "slips" in years with late frost. Does well in years with abundant moisture: I've had some the size of footballs. Too much rain from a single storm, however, will cause them to crack & expose them to critters &/or infection. They demand full sun. They love heat.

Due to an overabundance of plants, I'm wondering if anyone has had luck companion planting sweet potatoes with other vegetables...

Positive Phytodealer On Aug 23, 2006, Phytodealer from Braslia
Brazil wrote:

At least many varieties do not produce seeds regularly, so youll have to propagate them by vegetative means. Sweet potatoes are specially easy to grow for food because they thrive even in poor soil and grow very fast.


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

Mc Gehee, Arkansas
San Diego, California
Kissimmee, Florida
Miami, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Benton, Kentucky
Brunswick, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
Smithfield, North Carolina
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Cookeville, Tennessee
Lafayette, Tennessee

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