Ipomoea batatas 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Jet Black'

Sweet Potato Vine

Photo courtesy of Pleasant View

  • Grown for its foliage interest and ease of care
  • Great in landscape as a groundcover or trailing out of containers
  • Adapts to sun and shade
Award Winning
Award Winning
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Fertilize Often
Fertilize Often
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Hanging Basket
Hanging Basket
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.  If plant gets too large it can be cut back to maintain plant to desired size.

Height: 6-16 in
Spread: 20-36 in
Spacing: 12-18 in
Price Level 1: $4.49 ea.~4 ½” pot
Bloom Color: Non-Flowering
Zone: 11

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Ground Cover
  • Container
  • Fertilize Often
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Award Winning
  • Low Maintenance
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • No Deadheading
  • Hanging Basket


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Trailing

Foliage Color:

  • Chartreuse

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Fall
  • Early Color
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water