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Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

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Plant Information
Common Name Blackie Sweet Potato Vine
Botanical Name Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'
Plant Type Annual
Mature Height 6 to 10 in
Mature Width 2 to 3 ft
Growth Habit Spreading
Bloom Color Pink-purple
Bloom Interest Showy
Seasonal Interest Spring, Summer, Fall
Foliage Color Dark Purple
Foliage Type Simple
Fall Color Dark Purple
Attributes Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Birds No
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
USDA Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
Zoned for KC Region No
Water Preference Moist,Well-drained
Maintenance Level Low
Cost Moderate
Watering Notes Annuals planted in containers should be watered by soaking the soil well and not watered again until the surface is dry about 1/2" down. This is on average every 2-3 days. Planted in the ground, annuals will need frequent watering when first planted, but
Fertilize Notes Most annuals are grown for their flowers and need a high phosphorus fertilizer like 10-20-10. They should be fertilized monthly. Or fertilize every 2-3 weeks if using a liquid feed program.
Prune Notes This is a fast growing vine that can be pruned anytime to keep under control.