Ipomoea Blackie

Ipomoea(Sweet Potato Vine) i-po-MEE-ah


If you are looking for drama in the landscape, look no further than Blackie Sweet Potato Vine. With its stunning dark purple, almost black cascading foliage, this vine is an award winner and a sure showstopper. Blackie has a vigorous growth rate with a trailing habit. This easy care vine is heat and drought tolerant. The foliage is heart-shaped and lobed and the vine does produce trumpet-shaped lavender to pale purple flowers, but plants are grown for their stunning foliage. Blackie adds texture and foliage interest to any planting. In a mixed planting container, it can be used as a spiller and grows well in hanging baskets, window boxes and in all sorts of other combinations.

Height:  8-10”/Spread:  24”             

Foliage Accent

Full Sun to Full Shade

Size Available: 1801


Ipomoea(Sweet Potato Vine) i-po-MEE-ah

Ipomoea, aka Sweet Potato Vine, is named for its edible cousin and is an ornamental, warm-season annual grown for its attractive leaves and vining habit. The foliage lends a tropical feel to the garden and comes in a range of colors and varying forms. Plants have a mounding, trailing habit, with foliage in shades of chartreuse, gold, bronze, brown, red, purple and nearly black. Leaves are heart-shaped, lacy or deeply lobed, similar to maple, ivy or philodendron. Color is richest in full sun. Plant in late spring or early summer when all danger of frost is past. Temperatures below 55 degrees can delay growth. One of the most versatile plants around, you can grow sweet potato vine in sun or shade and in container gardens, landscapes, or garden beds and borders. Because its beauty comes from the foliage, you can enjoy sweet potato vine all season long without worrying about whether it’s going to go in and out of bloom.