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‘Margarita’ sweet potato vine

Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita'

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This sweet potato vine has lime green leaves that light up in the sunlight and look paler in part shade. ‘Margarita’ is a real eye-catcher growing over the edge of a wall or creeping along the fringes of a border. -Julia Jones, Designing with Annuals, Fine Gardening issue #120

Noteworthy CharacteristicsChartreuse foliage; vigorous growth; heat tolerant.

CareProvide full sun to part shade and consistent moisture.

PropagationBy division or cuttings. Tubers can be overwintered in a cool, dry area.

  • Genus : Ipomoea
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 11
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines

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