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Blackie Sweet Potato (pack of 3)

Blackie Sweet Potato (pack of 3)

Ipomoea batatus 'Blackie'


Gardeners are falling in love with this easy-as-pie foliage plant! Ornamental Sweet Potato vines are ridiculously easy to grow, and this black-leaved variety (actually a deep, rich maroon) complements every other plant it borders. The show lasts for months on end, and is great for the garden as well as any container! Now THAT'S unbeatable performance!

Sweet Potato Blackie sports large, pointed leaves 4 to 7 inches long, arising in rosettes on a cascading plant that mounds up 8 to 10 inches and then spills over the side of baskets, windowboxes, and tubs, reaching as much as 6 feet long by season's end. A great companion to red- and yellow-foliaged plants, it highlights just about any color. Totally carefree!

And Blackie is easy to grow in any sunny to partly shaded spot. It isn't fussy about soil type, and though it grows best with adequate water and food, it can withstand less-than-ideal conditions. It's a great choice for that blazing driveway, street island, or far bed where the sprinkler doesn't quite reach!

Combine Blackie with almost any flowering plant, as well as other colorful foliage plants from Coleus to Persian Shield. You'll love this carefree trailing beauty from spring through fall! Each pot contains 1 plant. Contains three 4-inch pots.