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Groundcover and Vines – Sweet Potato Vine

  • Sweet potato vine 

Botanical name: ipomoea batatas 

Average size at maturity: a vine spreading up to 10 ft in each direction 

Bloom time: late spring, summer, fall 

Hardy zone: zones 8-12

Flower color: white/pink/purple

Foliage color: green/yellow/pink/purple/white

Growth rate: can reach mature size in a single growing season 

Pruning needs: deadhead and trim to maintain desired shape and size as needed

Landscape use: mostly a container plant or groundcover in a garden 

Light needs: 6 hours of sun per day 

Special features: fragrant flowers 

Water needs: keep soil consistently moist but not soaked 

Fertilizing needs: use 5-10-10 monthly throughout the growing season

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