Ipomoea Sweet Caroline Bewitched After Midnight Potato Vine - IN STORE PICK-UP ONLY

SKU: 5986
$4.59

QTY:

Pre-order until April 30th, while quantities last.  Pickup will be between May 10th - May 31st.

4.5" pot

Features

I have BEAUTY and BRAWN.

Great foliage component plant in combinations; excellent heat tolerance and good vigor.

Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary

Characteristics

Duration: 
 Annual
 
Height Category: 
 Short
 
Garden Height: 
 10 - 16 Inches
 
Trails Up To: 
 28 Inches
 
Spacing: 
 12 - 18 Inches
 
Spread: 
 18 - 30 Inches
 
Foliage Colors: 
 Purple
 
Foliage Shade: 
 Black Purple
 
Habit: 
 Mounding Trailing
 
Container Role: 
 Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
 Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
 Easy
Bloom Time: 
 Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
 Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
 Average Soil
Uses: 
 Border Plant
 Container
 Edging Plant
 Groundcover
 Landscape
 Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Works great in landscapes as an annual ground cover, as well as in combinations and containers by themselves.  The plant is very adaptable, working in both sun and shade conditions, atlhough the colors are deeper and brighter in full sun than they are in shadier environments where colors are tinged with more green. 

Maintenance Notes: 

Ipomoeas are great additions to combination planters, but they can sometimes overwhelm less vigorous plants. If you are like me you can let your combination plants duke it out Darwinian style, however, if you prefer to keep a more balanced look to your combination planters, you can cut back or remove stems at any time.

Ipomoeas also make great annual groundcovers in the landscape. They love the heat and humidity (growing up to 36" a week in the Deep South), cooler temperatures and low humidity cause them to stay more compact.

While Sweet Potatoes all come from the same parent material out of Southeast Asia, there is a big difference between the Sweet Potato you buy in the store and the tubers produced by the Sweet Caroline and the Illusion plants. Commercial sweet potatoes have been bred for over 100 years selecting for those with the best sugar to starch content (hence the name SWEET Potato), the ornamental have been bred to produce good leaves and no tubers, though they do form, they are composed of almost pure starch and no sugar; making them a poor choice for eating. So yes you can eat the tubers, but don't expect anyone to come back for seconds! Also always be careful when eating any ornamental plant unless you know how it was grown, and if pesticides or fungicides were used on it before you got it; a tuber is a storage root, and yes they store chemical as well as starch.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Sweet Caroline Bewitched After Midnight Ipomoea batatas 'NCORNSP-020BWAM' USPP 29,858, Can 5,778

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Inventory subject to change.

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If replacement is necessary, the customer is responsible for presenting the failed plant material and the original purchase invoice.