- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6-16 Inches
- Mature Width 36-48 Inches
- Use as a Spiller in Containers
Add some shazam to your plantings with this goof-proof accent trailer/groundcover in zesty lime, the color that makes every other color look better. ‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’ ipomoea batatas, a.k.a. Sweet Potato Vine, brings the zing all summer long, whatever the weather. In containers, or as a full and luscious groundcover, its bold tropical foliage spices up any combination. From sun to part sun, they’ll light up the landscape wherever they are placed. They average 10 inches in height but can trail up to 60 inches long in a container, or up to 36 inches as a groundcover.
Pro tip:/Fun Fact: Since they come from the same parent plants as the Sweet Potatoes we eat with butter and brown sugar, ornamental ipomoeas like Sweet Caroline have been selectively bred for sweeter-looking leaves rather than tasty tubers. So, you technically could eat them (provided they were grown without pesticides and fungicides), but it’s not as tasty.
Proven Accents® Sweet Caroline Light Green Sweet Potato Vine Care
Sweet Caroline, like her relatives, thrives on heat and humidity. In the Deep South, they can grow 36 inches in a WEEK. Fertilizer at planting on garden beds, and regular applications in container planting will encourage optimal growth. Cool temperatures will limit growth, so in cooler climates like the Pacific Northwest, it’s helpful to wait until night temperatures are reliably warm before planting to avoid sulking.
Proven Accents® Sweet Caroline Light Green Sweet Potato Vine Spacing
Ipomoeas are quite vigorous, so choose fast-growing companions, or be ready to cut back to give the other guys some breathing room. Space them 10-12 inches apart in a container, or 20-24 inches in the ground, since they can expand to 36 inches across as a groundcover.
Proven Accents® 'Sweet Caroline Light Green' Sweet Potato Vine Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 11|
|Plant Type: Annual|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun|
|Mature Height: 6-16 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 36-48 Inches|
|Mature Spacing: 10-12 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage|
|Flower Description: n/a|
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color: Light green/chartreuse|
|Foliage Description: Dense, trailing foliage with deeply lobed leaves|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer foliage, fall foliage|
|Resists: Deer, rabbit, disease, pests/insects|
|Tolerates: Heat, salt, drought|
|Attracts: Hummingbirds, butterflies|
|Uses: Combinations, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary|
|Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas USPP 15,028, Can 2,975|
|Common Name: Proven Accents® 'Sweet Caroline Light Green' Sweet Potato Vine|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
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.
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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
Time of Order:
- 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.