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Sweet Potato 'Beauregard'

Ipomoea batatas

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



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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


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

Birmingham, Alabama

Danville, Alabama

Theodore, Alabama

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Augusta, Georgia

Brunswick, Missouri

Talihina, Oklahoma

Norfolk, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 1, 2017, Faceflower from Danville, AL wrote:

The Beauregard is the quintessential and ubiquitous sweet potato. It is a much loved and well producing cultivar, if not all too common. It is quite easy to grow, given that you have deep loose soil and lots of heat with steady watering. It is very easy to start slips from this potato as well.


On Jul 31, 2012, thinkinonit from Norfolk, VA wrote:

I planted this plant in a row that I had grown broccoli over the winter. Soil had been treated with wood ash while that crop grew. added lime while preparing the bed for this crop. This plant has gone crazy. every day I see vines trying to take over areas I don't want it to be but I just keep pushing them over trying to train them in one direction. If you plant this make sure it has plenty of room for the vines to spread. It is has not showed any signs of stress, disease, or insects. Hardy plant plant does well in VA.


On Jul 21, 2011, desertluver99 from Mobile, AL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Extremely productive sweet potato...does produce a good number of oversize potatoes...rampant grower here right on the Gulf Coast of Alabama....Overwintered it in the ground....about 60% of the plants survived even without mulch.....(2 nights in low 20s...many nights in upper 20s-low 30s)...average flavor/sweetness


On Nov 5, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This cultivar has posed two problems for me. It is somewhat vulnable to Scurf but not as much as Porto Rico and it tends to produce a number of squatty shaped junbo potatoes. Yield are ok, but percentage of bakers is severely reduced. The vines are quite pretty, dark green with some purpling. This cultivar also blooms quite a lot for a sweet potato. Blooms are like a purple white Morning Glory.