Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas cvs.
Common Name: sweet potato vine
Family Name: Convolvulaceae
Origin: Central America, South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 °C)
Plant Type: Annual
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Open, Pendulous
Form: Climbing, Irregular, Weeping
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Hanging basket, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Magenta, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Trailing, annual vine often used in containers; leaves 12cm, cordate or palmate with 3-5 lobes and in a huge range of colours (gold, lime-green, purple, etc).