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Proven Accents® Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

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  • Height 4-10 Inches
  • Width 48-60 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers

If you are looking for drama in the landscape, look no further than Blackie Sweet Potato Vine. With its stunning dark purple, almost black cascading foliage, this vine is an award winner and a sure showstopper. Growing to a mature height of 10 inches and a whopping spread of 60 or more inches, this vine covers a lot of ground. From spring to first frost this plant performs. Blackie is very heat tolerant and is grown in USDA hardiness zones 9-11.

Blackie Sweet Potato Vine has a vigorous growth rate with a trailing habit. This easy care vine is heat and drought tolerant. The foliage is heart-shaped and lobed and the vine does produce trumpet-shaped lavender to pale purple flowers, but plants are grown for their stunning foliage. Use as a border plant, groundcover and in mass plantings in the landscape. Blackie adds texture and foliage interest to any planting. In a mixed planting container, it can be used as a spiller, but its vigorous growth may overwhelm other plants. Also grows well in hanging baskets and window boxes and in all sorts of other combinations.

Proven Accents® Blackie Sweet Potato Vine Care

Blackie Sweet Potato Vine is an easy care, low maintenance vine. It performs well in full to partial sun. It has an average water use and tolerates most any soil type. An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular water-soluble liquid fertilizer on plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance. Tired looking plants can be rejuvenated with an overall trim with pruning shears back or to keep the shape you prefer.

They can be grown as indoor plants in high light areas and will perform well in containers on patios and porches. Foliage is gorgeous all year round.

Proven Accents® Blackie Sweet Potato Vine Spacing

Blackie Sweet Potato Vine is medium height groundcover that reaches 10 inches in height and trails over 70 inches. Spacing should be 24 inches in landscape beds. In containers, space 18-24 inches apart.

Proven Accents® Blackie Sweet Potato Vine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Purple
Foliage Description: Black/Purple
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 4-10 Inches
Spread: 48-60 Inches
Spacing: 18-24 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'
Common Name: Proven Accents® Blackie Sweet Potato Vine
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Selections
SKU:
IPOBLP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations