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Ipomoea batatas

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Vine, Yam
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Ipomoea batatas
Principal Common Name Sweet Potato
Common Name(s) Sweet Potato Vine, Yam
General Comments
Nativity Tropical America
Height Range 12 - 15 FT
Spread Range 4 - 8 FT
Flower Showy
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 10 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Recurved
Form Edible : Vine
Flower Color
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Loam : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Edible : Flavor

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