- Partial Shade to Full Sun (3+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 12 Inches
- Mature Width 18 - 30 Inches
- Use as a Filler in Containers
Here’s a fun new look for sweet potato vine in Sweet Caroline Medusa Green. More of a mounded filler than a trailer, it offers sublime tropical texture. The lime leaves, heavily toothed, are lightly veined in purple set off by dramatic purple stems. Sweet potato vines (Ipomea batatas) are technically edible tubers, and related to the delicious fall favorite, but these are not going to win any ‘Top Chef’ contests because they have next to no sugar. They are cultivars bred more for luscious foliage. Sweet Caroline Medusa Green shrugs off heat and humidity, making it an adaptable choice for many regions. It grows up to a foot high and two and half feet long (or wide) depending whether it’s in a container or the landscape.
Medusa Green looks great mixed with both bold hot colors like wine-purple, red, and orange, as well as more serene limes, lemons and violets. Wonderful accent for a patio pot in either part sun to full sun or massed as a knockout edging in the garden.
Sweet Caroline Medusa Green Sweet Potato Vine Care
A vigorous grower adaptable to sun or partial sun, Sweet Caroline Medusa would prefer to be planted when soil temperatures are in the 50s (similar to when you would set out tomato and pepper plants), to have consistent moisture but not be soggy, and have a bit of fertilizer. You may notice the foliage color is less lime and more green in shade. For landscape settings, adding compost and/or aged cow manure as a topdressing when planting is ideal. In containers, start with a slow-release fertilizer at planting, and consider following up with liquid fertilizers regularly as directed.
In containers, you may find Sweet Caroline Medusa is a little too quick in growing for her companions’ liking, in which case feel free to trim and thin as needed at any time.
Sweet Caroline Medusa Green Sweet Potato Vine Spacing
Allot approximately 36 inches across for Sweet Caroline Medusa Green Ipomea to stretch as a groundcover or landscape edging. In containers, grant 12-18 inches or be ready to thin out a few branches occasionally.
Proven Accents® Sweet Caroline Medusa Green Sweet Potato Vine Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 11
|Plant Type: Annual
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 6-12 Inches
|Mature Spread: 18-30 Inches
|Mature Spacing: 12-18 Inches
|Habit: Mounding, Trailing
|Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
|Flower Description: N/A
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Type: N/A
|Foliage Color(s) Green
|Foliage Description: Green with Purple Accents
|Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall
|Attracts: Butterflies and Hummingbirds
|Container Role: Filler
|Uses: Combinations, Container, Groundcover, Hanging Baskets, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Proven Accents® Sweet Caroline Medusa Green Sweet Potato Vine
|Other Name(s): Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
|Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Medusa' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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 Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
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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.
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