Ipomoea batatas 'Solar Power Red'

Sweet Potato Vine

Photo courtesy of Ball Seeds

  • Brightly colored leaves are great for mixed containers and garden beds
  • Holds its shape and color all Summer long
  • Drought and heat tolerant
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
No Deadheading
No Deadheading

Interesting Notes about Sweet Potato Vine:

Densely branched SolarPower holds its shape and color in the landscape and mixed combos all Summer long

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: 10-12 in
Spread: 24-36 in
Spacing: 18-30 in
Price Level 1: $4.99 ea.~4 ½” pot
Bloom Color: Non-Flowering
Zone: 45°F (7.2°C)

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Drought Tolerant
  • No Deadheading
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Container
  • Vigorous


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Mounding
  • Trailing

Foliage Color:

  • Gold
  • Burgundy

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water