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Blackie Ipomoea Plant

  • - Sweet Potato Vine
  • - Height: 10-12 inches
  • - Growing Zone: 2-11
  • - Exposure: Part Sun-Full Sun
  • - Each Quart Pot contains 1 Blackie Ipomoea Plant
Plant Features

Blackie Ipomoea Plants offer vigorous trailing foliage with dark, burgundy black, maple-shaped leaves. Sweet potato vines are heavy feeders, so they benefit greatly from regular fertilizer feedings! They also prefer soil that does not dry out completely. When grown in containers, once the top is dry to about 1 inch, water it and check regularly during really hot weather.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 4+ hours
Overwinter Zones 10, 11
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Fertilizer Twice per week
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Trailing
Foliage Color Black
Features Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Hanging Baskets
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Climbing or Vining, Focal Point, Ground Cover, Texture
Pet Friendly Yes

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Top Reviews

Every year!

I plant this every year with an upright (more or less) coleus with contrasting color. It is beautiful.

From Ann | June 04, 2023

Nice variety

They are doing well. And the plants showed up in good condition.

From anonymous | April 02, 2023


I have ordered this plant every year. You can put into house during winter months and it will grow!

From Lisa | May 26, 2022


I absolutely love. I planted for a former employer. I want them in MN

From anonymous | November 15, 2021

I absolutely love these dark purple sweet potato viness

and they will contrast beautifully with my lime Ipomoeas and flowering plants. As gorgeous as they are now, I can't wait until they start spilling over my planters and beds. Very healthy, dense plants. Bravo!!

From Jill | May 01, 2020

Beautiful Blackie Ipomoea plants

Always the best plants from Grow Joy, very healthy, great packing.

From Lance | April 05, 2018

Love these Ipomoea

I purchased Blackie Ipomoea last year for some hanging baskets and enjoyed them so much I ordered again this year. Just as before, this year's order delivered healthy, vigorous plants that are already thriving. These Ipomoeas are great for containers. They contrast nicely with the colorful plants in the container and cascade over the edge for a lovely and dramatic effect. I'm sure I'll order again next year.

From Sharon | May 19, 2016

Great Sweet Potato vine

the Blackie Ipomoea plant is a god size and healthy.

From jayne | May 21, 2015

Very happy repeat customer

Even with the harsh winter my Blackie Ipomoea plants arrived healthy and very well packaged. I give 5 stars!!

From Brigette | May 03, 2014

Basic Black

What a stunning plant the Blackie Ipomoea is! I fell in love with Sweet Potato vines the year before as I watched them trail down my back deck railing from a secured pot. The Blackie didn't trail as long as the bright Green Marguerite, but was spectacular in its display of Red and Black, with startling new leaves of Lime Green. I rescued the pot from our North Carolina frost one day too late, but the poor thing rewarded me with adapting to a hanging pot by a bright window on my inside balcony. It recovered to become a cherished indoor plant this last winter. So I'm going to experiment this year with where to put my six new varieties of Sweet Potato plants. Since my nest is surrounded by tall trees that keep my property from having full sun, I'm learning to appreciate the joys of plants that enjoy shade...and these are the plants!!

From Carole | April 25, 2014

Blackie Impmoea better than my local garden center!

These arrived in the most incredible packaging for plants I've ever seen. They were healthy & upright better than what I could find locally. No transplant shock because they were so protected from who knows what during shipping. I'm even saving the containers for later use!

From Suzanne | April 24, 2014

Live Plant Shipments

I recently ordered 3 of the Blackie Sweet Potato plants (Ipomoea Plant). They arrived in the cutest container that protected the whole plant, let the leaves breathe, but kept the soil moist. I never expected such beautiful healthy vigorous plants to come in the mail. I am super pleased and ready to order more live plants from GrowJoy today!

From Jo | April 24, 2014

Great Vines

I ordered 4 different varieties of this vine... WONDERFUL !!.. Now a customer for the past 3 years and found them by accident. great shipping and customer service... I have ordered other plants and products and have not been disappointed.

From Eric W | June 25, 2012