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IPOMOEA batatas (CHILLIN'™ SERIES)

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Family

Convolvulaceae

Botanical Name

IPOMOEA batatas( CHILLIN'™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Chillin'™ Sweet Potato Vine, Sweet Potato Vine

Special Notice

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General Description

The more deeply colorful sprawling but compact sweetpotato vines in the Chillin'™ Series are popular foliage plants for containers, annual borders and hanging baskets. They withstand partial sun and look great alongside most other flowering ornamentals or as an accent in a tropical vegetable garden.

These tender perennials are borne from edible fleshy tuberous roots. They are vigorous, herbaceous, stubby vines that originate from Central and northern South America. Members of this series generally have heart-shaped or three-lobed (starry) leaves with richer color that are either green-chartreuse or dull purple and burgundy. Occasionally plants produce funnel-shaped flowers of lavender-white to dusty purple.

Other perks of the Chillin'™ Series are that these plants thrive in heat and are as easy-as-pie to grow. They thrive in fertile, well-drained soil and full to partial sun. In warmer zones they will survive winters and grow as evergreen perennial, but in temperate zones they are treated as annuals in containers or as seasonal groundcovers. In shadier locations or when temperatures cool, avoid wetting the foliage as to keep the plant looking its best.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 13

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 13, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Central America, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Prostrate/Trailing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Purple, Light Green, Chartreuse, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Purple, Light Green, Chartreuse, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Purple, Light Green, Chartreuse, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Purple, Light Green, Chartreuse, Burgundy

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edible, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    No