Ace of Spades Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea) has spade-shaped leaves that are dark purple to almost black. When the leaves start to sprout they are a light green and then become darker as they develop. Sweet Potato Vine are beautiful and fast growing vines that provide an easy means of adding color to containers and flower beds. These plants are vigorous and help you add sophisticated color and form to containers and gardens. Be sure to give them plenty of room to grow or they could over power plants close to them. If they get too big, just give them a trim to keep them in control.
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