Blackie Sweet Potato Vine, also known as Ipomoea, are beautiful and fast growing vines that provide an easy means of adding color to containers and flower beds. The dark purple leaves are shaped like a prehistoric bird print. Sweet Potato Vine leaves start out green then develop the almost black color as they mature.These plants are vigorous and help you add sophisticated color and form to containers and gardens. Be sure to give these vines plenty of room to grow. They will spread out and can choke out other plants nearby.
Size: #4.5, #10 Bskt
Spacing: Plant 24″ to 36″ apart.
Height: Grows 8″ to 10″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun to part sun.
Outstanding Features: Once established the underground tuber retains enough water to get through some dry spells.
Tips: Cut often if needed to control for size and to create more branching. The vines are vigorous and will put on new growth immediately.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Borders, Landscapes