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Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine

Proven Winners

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 18 - 36 Inches
  • Growing Zones 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Sweet potato vines are known for showy foliage, good vigor, and low maintenance. The Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine, or Ipomoea batatas, has all of these traits plus a few surprises. The deeply lobed foliage is black and effortlessly adds color and texture to a mixed planting. While the vines cascade nicely over the edge of a container or reach along the ground, this cultivar can climb. Give the Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine a trellis, and the reaching vines will latch on and engulf the support in lovely foliage. This beauty blooms in the spring and summer, but the foliage is the attention grabber.

The Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine is a versatile annual. The reaching vines can grow up to 6 feet long, so give it space. Use this plant as a ground cover near a fence or trellis, or add it to a hanging basket or window box so the vines can trail. This plant is heat tolerant, easily handling hot summer weather. The Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine is a perennial in zone 11 but is grown as an annual in most areas.

Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine Care

This plant prefers consistent dampness, so keep the soil moist, and water before the conditions become dry. While the Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine likes moisture, it does not like soggy soil, so plant this beauty in soil that promotes drainage. The soil should have high organic content to support vigorous growth. Feed the vine using a water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks. Plant in full to part sun for best results. 

The Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine is a fast grower that can overtake an area. If the vines become too much, trim them back to better fit the area. This showy plant is an annual, but it can be cut back and grown indoors as a houseplant during the winter.

Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine Spacing

The vines of the Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato plant can reach 3-6 feet. Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart to create a dense carpet of foliage, or plant 3 to 4 vines in a 12-inch container.

Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 11a, 11b
Plant Type: Annual
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 18 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Climbing
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Grown for Foliage
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Black
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Sweet Caroline Upside™ Black Coffee Sweet Potato Vine
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas
SKU:
IPOCBP

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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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