Ipomoea - Sweet Potato Vine -- Purple Heart


 Bench Card

This plant makes a great annual ground cover.  It loves the heat and humidity, and should be kept evenly moist.  Works well in patio containers, although it can sometimes overwhelm less vigorous plants.  Cut back or remove stems if it starts to over-take the container.  This ornamental plant is not good for eating.

Exposure — Full to part sun

Bloom color — Multi-colored foliage (no blooms)

Bloom time — Grown for foliage

Spacing —  24-36″ apart

Size — 8″ tall

Habit — Trailing

Water — Average