Ipomoea batatas Blackie for sale – Easy plant to grow, with edible tuber and leaves, mostly grown for the ornamental leaves and flowers, planting in early spring (as annual) and spring to autumn (as perennial), better to buy tuber, plant or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Ipomoea batatas Blackie – information before buying:
Growing information: perennial plant but can be growing as annual plant, growing hardiness zone: 8-11 (as perennial) 4-8 (as annual), also grown as house plant with a lot of light, water needed – average to big amount, light conditions – full sun partial to full shade, height: 0.1-6m, 4 inches to 20 feet but mostly grow as ground cover.
Leaves in hearth shape to hand shape in purple color, the leaves can used mostly when cooked or rolled leaves.
Blooming in the spring to summer in trumpet shaped flowers that appear in purple color.
Tuber harvesting can be all the year but mostly recommend in the autumn (as annual only in the autumn), tuber in white color. (not really used as food)
Alternative names: Sweet potato vine, Ipomoea batatas, Batatas, Sweet potato Blackie