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Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Jet Black'

Common Name:
Sweet Potato Vine
Plant Type:
Sun or Shade
Hardiness Zone:
Bloom Color:
Foliage Interest
Bloom Time:
Grown for Foliage
Garden Height:
10-16 Inches
Garden Spread:
10-12 Inches
  • Heat tolerant
  • Interesting foliage

Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Jet Black' is a great accent in combinations. It's trailing heart shaped foliage is a dark purple that will add interest all season. It is heat tolerant and has strong vigor. Use along the edges of pots, window boxes or hanging baskets to trail over the edge.

Uses: Black Foliage, Combination Containers
Notable Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Heat Tolerant

Homeowner Growing Tips: Ipomoeas are vigorous growers and can overtake other plants in a container. Cut back stems as needed to prevent this.

Photos courtesy of Proven Winners

Reviews (3)

  • Ipomoea "Sweet Caroline"

    Posted by William Westgate on Oct 5th 2020

    Worked very well in containers!

  • Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Jet Black'

    Posted by Martha Perry on Sep 12th 2020

    Love this Ipomoea. The jet black color is outstanding coupled with other plants. It is easily pruned though it does not run wild like other potatoes vines.