Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime Sweet Potato (Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime')
eye-poe-MEE-ah 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime'

Annual (usually grown as an annual near you) Trailing

About Sweet Potato Vine

While we wouldn’t recommend eating this particular member of the Sweet Potato fam, Sweet Potato Vine can bring a deliciously tropical feel to your garden and comes in a huge range of colors, shapes and textures.

This vigorous annual ornamental vine is most commonly used as a “spiller” trailing accent in a container or planted to trail over a low wall or in a window box.

She can be found in colors including deep burgundy, purple, and nearly black to chartreuse, light green, and a pale pink, green and white tricolor.

Her leaf shape can vary from heart-shaped to lobed to lacy adding a unique texture to plantings.


High-impact trailing accent

Huge variety of colors, shapes and textures

Newer varieties are disease-resistant



Sensitive to rot issues

Needs full sun to bring out richest foliage colors

Highlights Best Seller Foliage Interest Heat Tolerant Deadheading Not Necessary

Plant Data

Sun Exposure Partial Sun - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium -
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Edibles, Full Sun, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Medium, Partial Sun, Shade Tolerant, Spillers, Tender Perennial
Foliage Color

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Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Lime Sweet Potato, ColorBlaze Chocolate Drop Coleus, Rockapulco Orange Shades Impatiens, Luscious Berry Blend Lantana, Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Catalina Grape-o-Licious Wishbone Flower, Summer Wave Large Blue Torenia, Superbena Cherryburst Verbena, Proven Accents Pegasus Begonia, Surefire Red Begonia, Surefire Rose Begonia, Gryphon Begonia, Endless Flirtation Bush Violet, Endless Illumination Browallia, Heart to Heart Blushing Bride Elephant Ear, Superbells Double Chiffon Calibrachoa, Over Easy Calibrachoa, Superbells Tangerine Punch Calibrachoa, Golden Bell Croton , Fairy Dust Pink Cuphea, Prince Tut Papyrus, Diamond Frost Spurge, Helena's Blush Euphorbia, Leapfrog Foamy Bells, Autumn Frost Hosta, Little Lime Hydrangea, Hydrangea Tiny Tuff Stuff, Hippo Pink Polka Dot Plant, Hippo White Polka Dot Plant, Rockapulco Coral Reef Impatiens, Rockapulco Purple Impatiens, Sunpatiens Compact Fire Red Impatiens, Sunpatiens Compact Royal Magenta, Sweet Caroline Kiwi Sweet Potato Vine, Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple Sweet Potato, Beth's Blue Star Flower, Corkscrew Rush, Blue Mohawk Rush, Luscious Citrus Blend Lantana, Luscious Bananarama Lantana, Luscious Goldengate Lantana, Luscious Royale Cosmo Lantana, Frosty Knight Sweet Alyssum, White Knight Sweet Alyssum, Goldilocks Creeping Jenny, Emerald Vase Sword Fern, Bright Lights Yellow African Daisy, Charmed Wine Shamrock, Pink Shades Tree Peony, Graceful Grasses Purple Fountain Grass, Limoncello Supertunia, Supertunia Mini Vista Sangria Petunia, Supertunia Picasso in Purple Petunia, Supertunia Royal Magenta Petunia, Supertunia Vista Bubblegum Petunia, Supertunia Vista Fuchsia, Supertunia Vista Paradise Petunia, Mojave Fuchsia Purslane, Mojave Yellow Purslane, Ceylon Bowstring Hemp, Whirlwind White Fan Flower, Lemon Coral Stonecrop, ColorBlaze Apple Brandy Coleus, ColorBlaze Rediculous Coleus, ColorBlaze Torchlight Coleus, ColorBlaze Wicked Hot Coleus, Colorblaze Golden Dreams Coleus, Double Play Big Bang Spiraea , Snowstorm Blue Bacopa, North Pole American Arborvitae, Lemon A-Peel Black-Eyed Susan Vine, Catalina Gilded Grape Wishbone Flower, Summer Wave Large Violet Wishbone Flower, Superbena Large Lilac Blue Verbena, Superbena Pink Shades Verbena, Superbena Purple Verbena, Superbena Red Verbena, Superbena Royale Chambray Verbena, Superbena Violet Ice Verbena,
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