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Proven Accents® Sweet Caroline Raven Sweet Potato Vine

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  • Height 6-16 Inches
  • Width 20-36 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Great in combination planters or as a groundcover!

We hear the name of Sweet Caroline and think of the song then see the name Raven and think of a dark haired beauty. And Ipomoea ’Sweet Caroline Raven’ is exactly what you get…a raven leafed beauty that enchants you into the garden. This is a great foliage plant that is great in combination planters or used as a groundcover. Shiny dark purple/black foliage that is beautiful and mysterious at the same time.

And even though it is a sweet potato, it really isn’t one for the dinner table. You could eat it once but no one will ever ask for seconds.

Sweet Caroline Raven Sweet Potato Vine Care

You can use this sweet potato in a large container as a spiller but it can overrun the other plants but don’t be afraid to tame her with a pair of pruners. ‘Sweet Caroline Raven’ is not bred for flavor but for her good looks.

Water and occasional fertilizing is all that is needed to keep this Ipomoea going all season long. It isn’t bothered by insects or disease but deer may find it quite tasty so a deer repellent is in order.

Sweet Caroline Raven Sweet Potato Vine Spacing

If planting it as a ground cover, space it 12-18 inches apart and it can spread up to 3 feet so stagger the planting to insure good coverage.

Proven Accents® Sweet Caroline Raven Sweet Potato Vine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Black
Foliage Description: Shiny deep purple-black foliage
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 6-16 Inches
Spread: 20-36 Inches
Spacing: 12-18 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Border Plant, Combinations, Container, Groundcover, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas 'NCORNSP-024SCRI' USPP 31,837, Can PBRAF
Common Name: Proven Accents® Sweet Caroline Raven Sweet Potato Vine
Other Name(s): Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine
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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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

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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.