- 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|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Black|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|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|
|Scientific Name: Ipomoea batatas|
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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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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