Ipomoea batatas
SWEET POTATO
Convolvulaceae

 
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Plant type: deciduous twining climber or annual

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
0.2m
Plant habit
 
5m

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Origins: Mexico, Central America, South America

Other Botanical Names: Batatas edulis, B. wallii, Convolvulus apiculata, C. attenuatus, C. batatas, C. candicans, C. edulis, C. esculentus, C. varius, Ipomoea davidsoniae, I. edulis, I. mucronata, I. purpusii, I. vulsa, I. wallii

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Ipomoea batatas
SWEET POTATO
Convolvulaceae

 

  Plant type: deciduous twining climber or annual

Hardiness zones: 9-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: light frost
0.2m
Plant habit
 
5m

FEATURES

Flowers: green or purple

Flowering Time: early summer to late autumn


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits tropical designs

Uses: pot, hanging basket, groundcovers, trellis, spillover

Growth rate: fast

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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