Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sweet Potato Vine

Ipomoea batatas
A trailing vine that is a perennial in the tropics and subtropics, a summer annual in cooler climates. A single plant may eventually reach up to 1 x 15 feet when used as a perennial groundcover. The lobed and heart-shaped leaves come in a variety of colors. It prefers full sun on moderately moist, acidic to neutral,fertile, well drained soil. Protect from hot dry winds and use an organic mulch to preserve soil moisture.

* photo taken on Aug 2 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Aug 20 2011 @ Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

* photos taken on May 21 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on July 16 2012 in Columbia, MD

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