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Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Red'
Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Red'
Full Name:
'Sweet Caroline Red'
Ipomoea batatas
Sweet Potato Vine
Origination:  
Description: Great foliage component plant in combinations; excellent heat tolerance and vigor.
Growing Tips:

Ipomoeas are great additions to combination planters, but they can sometimes overwhelm less vigorous plants. If you are like me you can let your combination plants duke it out Darwinian style, however, if you prefer to keep a more balanced look to your combination planters, you can cut back or remove stems at any time.

Ipomoeas also make great annual groundcovers in the landscape.

In fall before first frost, dig, dry and store tubers in a dry medium (vermiculite or peat) in a cool dry corner of the basement. When tubers sprout in spring, cut them into sections (at least one eye per section) and plant the sections outdoors after last frost date. Tubers can also be sunk ½ way into a large-mouthed glass jar of water in early spring to generate sprouts that can be removed and planted. Container plants and or rooted cuttings taken in late summer may be overwintered indoors in bright sunny locations.

Potatoes formed by ornamental sweet potato vines are edible but are not as flavorful as those selected as a food crop.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure: Plant in sun or partial shade.
Height: 6 - 8 "
Spacing: 10 - 12 "
Hardy temp: 35°F (2°C)
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Color:  
Use: Mixed containers, window boxes and hanging baskets.
General care:  
Status:  
Awards:
2009 - Prairie Star
-Kansas State University
2009 - Leader of the Pack for Summer
-North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 - Leader of the Pack - Late Summer
-North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 - Leader of the Pack - Early Season
-North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 - Prairie Star
-Kansas State University
2009 - Best Varieties
-Penn State
2008 - Top Performer in Ground
-Kansas State University
2008 - Top Performer in Containers
-Kansas State University
2008 - Leader of the Pack Summer
-North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2008 - Leader of the Pack Summer - Late Season
-North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2008 - Leader of the Pack Summer - Early Season
-North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2007 - Prairie Star
-Kansas State University
2006 - Way Hot 100
-Garden Design
2003 - Arboretum Approved
-Dallas Arboretum
2003 - Flame Proof
-Dallas Arboretum
2003 - North Texas Winners Circle
-Dallas Arboretum
Program:  
   
Legal Details:
Patent (US): PPAF
Canadian PBR: PBRAF
Patent No. (US): US PP19,013; Can. PBR 2904
Patent Name:
'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red' 'Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Red'
Registered Mark: TM
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