Sweet Caroline Light Green Sweet Potato (Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Light Green')
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Annual
 

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.

Pros

High-impact trailing accent

Huge variety of colors, shapes and textures

Newer varieties are disease-resistant

Drought-tolerant

Cons

Sensitive to rot issues

Needs full sun to bring out richest foliage colors

 

Plant Data

Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Deciduous, Edibles, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Shade Tolerant, Spillers, Tender Perennial
Foliage Color
 

Rankings

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Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.


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