Go Back Sweet Potato Vine

Ipomoea batatas
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Plant Type: Annuals

The Sweet Potato Vine, has a trailing habit and dark red/purple, variegated green and yellow, light green or bronze leaves that are shaped like a bird's footprint. This ornamental plant provides color and interest like no other plant. They are grown for their distinctive foliage and vigorous growth habit. Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines can be used as an annual ground cover or in hanging baskets and pots.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

They grow best when provided with a high light location and relatively warm temperatures.For zones 10-11, this plant can also be a perennial.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Purple, light green, variegated, or bronze

Plant Spread

24-36 in.

Good Companions

Plant Height

Grows up to 6 in. tall

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Beds, Climbing Vine, Container, Trailing , Border

Bloom Time

Grown for its attractive foliage

Critter Resistance


Full to part sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests