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Ipomoea batatas - sweet potato vine

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This fantastically dramatic trailing vine with acer-like leaves and lilac flowers loves heat and humidity, loves sunshine, loves to grow! In drier climates it will stay more compact; either way it's gorgeous in baskets and containers, or threading through bigger plants as a contrasting groundcover.

Ipomoea batatas dark leaf - sweet potato

APPEARANCE : Vigorous trailing herbaceous perennial vine with deeply lobed purple black leaves, purple beneath; and lilac-mauve trumpet flowers. Not the edible kind - ornamental only.
USE IN: Plant in hanging pots so the plant can cascade down. Contrast-colour groundcover between shrubs.
PLANTING: Plant in sun or part sun to maintain the deep leaf colour. Water regularly. Protect from frost.
CARE: In tropical and subtropical gardens it can be planted year-round; in cold climates treat it like a dahlia or other tender bulbs and lift the tubers each autumn to store over winter in a pot of vermiculite.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  20-40cm H x 1m W
YOUR PLANTS:These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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