Sweet Caroline Jet Black Sweet Potato (Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Jet Black')
eye-poe-MEE-ah 'Sweet Caroline Jet Black'

Annual (usually grown as an annual near you)

Available June 7
Size Notes Price Availability
Eco+ Grande(TM) Tray of 10 4" compostable pots Greenhouse $60.30 Available for Pre-Order
5/30 - 6/2
Estimated Arrival Jun 7

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


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

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Sweet Caroline Jet Black Sweet Potato, Superbells Grape Punch Calibrachoa, Proven Accents Pegasus Begonia, Heart To Heart White Wonder Elephant Ear, Fireworks Variegated Red Fountain Grass, ColorBlaze Velveteen Coleus, Superbena Sparkling Amethyst Verbena, Plum Dandy Alternanthera, Angelface Steel Blue Summer Snapdragon, Angelface Wedgwood Blue Angelonia, Silver Falls Japanese Painted Fern, Heart to Heart Blushing Bride Elephant Ear, Superbells Blackcurrant Punch Million Bells, Superbells Blue Moon Punch Calibrachoa, Superbells Double Ruby Calibrachoa, Superbells Evening Star Calibrachoa, Superbells Holy Moly Calibrachoa, Superbells Red Calibrachoa, Superbells Tangerine Punch Calibrachoa, Prince Tut Papyrus, Silver Falls Dichondra, Black Kodiak Honeysuckle, Diamond Mountain Euphorbia, Diamond Snow Spurge, Diamond Frost Spurge, Dolce Silver Gumdrop Coral Bells, Hippo Pink Polka Dot Plant, Sweet Caroline Bewitched Green With Envy Sweet Potato, Margarita Sweet Potato Vine, Safari Sky South African Phlox, Blue Mohawk Rush, Blushing Princess Alyssum, Dark Knight Sweet Alyssum, Aromance Pink Nemesia, Sunsatia Blood Orange Nemesia, Sunsatia Cranberry Red Nemesia, Graceful Grasses Vertigo, Supertunia Bordeaux Petunia, Supertunia Mulberry Charm Petunia, Supertunia Priscilla Petunia, Supertunia Royal Velvet Petunia, Whirlwind Blue Fan Flower, ColorBlaze Newly Noir Coleus, ColorBlaze Rediculous Coleus, ColorBlaze Torchlight Coleus, Colorblaze Sedona Sunset Coleus, Snowstorm Pink Bacopa, Catalina Midnight Blue Wishbone Flower, Catalina Pink Wishbone Flower,
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Pricing and Availability History

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We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at help@northshoreplantclub.com. Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!

Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

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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We order from a rotating cast of the best nurseries in the Great Lakes region. It looks like we've offered this plant in the past, but the nurseries we're working with this week don't appear to have it in stock at the moment.

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