IPOMOEA, Chocolate

Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’

This creeping and trailing plant has heart-shaped deeply lobed, chocolate-brown almost black foliage. Uniform habit with its distinctive dark bronze colour and lavender purple blooms make this an excellent accent to other plantings. Highly recommended for mixed containers or hanging baskets. They can be grown in a garden bed to meander amongst other plants. They love the sun, heat, and well-drained soil.

Bloom TimeConstant foliage interest all summer until first hard frost.
Height4-8 inches (10-20 cm)
Width48-60 inches (122-152 cm)
Companion PlantCompatible with all Tried & True varieties. Excellent as a foliage accent.
WateringKeep evenly moist. Allow soil to dry slightly between watering.
FeedingRegularly with a high nitrogen plant food.
PlantingWell drained soil in full sun to partial shade

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