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Proven Accents® Illusion® Emerald Lace Sweet Potato Vine

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  • Height 6-10 Inches
  • Width 24-36 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Beautiful foliage on this ground cover!

Illusion Emerald Lace sweet potato vine is probably one of the most versatile plants for the garden. Stunning in a container, where the foliage spills over the side, to serve as a fast-growing summer annual ground cover, sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas) can do it all. Illusion Emerald Lace sweet potato vine has a 36-inch spread and a height of 6 to 10 inches.

Related to edible sweet potatoes, Illusion Emerald Lace has been bred and is appreciated for its leaves rather than flavorful tubers. The plant forms tubers, which are edible, but pretty much bland and tasteless. As a reminder, use caution when eating ornamental plants because they could be treated with harmful pesticides.

Proven Accents Illusion Emerald Lace Sweet Potato Vine Care

Sweet potato vines are nearly maintenance free. They are somewhat drought tolerant and can be grown in full sun to shade. In shade, the foliage will have more of a chartreuse hue.

In pots, some sweet potato vines can be thugs. If you think the plant is getting too aggressive, it’s perfectly fine to snip off branches to rein in the vine. Fertilize according to label directions, such as for a container or for landscape plantings. Illusion Emerald Lace has average water needs, so water when the first inch of soil feels dry.

Proven Accents Illusion Emerald Lace Sweet Potato Vine Spacing

In the landscape, be sure to allow for a possible 36-inch spread. It may overtake smaller plants in the ground or in containers. If growing as a ground cover, space at least 1 foot apart. Don’t plant too many in containers because the plants may overpower their companions.

Proven Accents Illusion Emerald Lace Sweet Potato Vine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Green, Yellow
Foliage Description: Chartreuse
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 6-10 Inches
Spread: 24-36 Inches
Spacing: 10-12 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas 'NCORNSP-012EMLC' USPP 21,744, Can 4,162
Common Name: Proven Accents® Illusion® Emerald Lace Sweet Potato Vine
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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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

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.